In a move that is expected to lead to legal action by the Wrigleyville rooftop owners against the team, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts announced he has decided to go back to his original renovation and expansion plan for Wrigley Field that could significantly affect rooftop sight lines.
In a video published early Thursday morning on the team’s website, Ricketts told fans he needed to move forward with his $500 million privately funded mission to revitalize the 100-year-old ballpark and the surrounding area in order to see the fruits of the revenue generators his counterparts enjoy. The video strongly connects the Cubs’ lack of competitiveness in recent years with the inability to produce the revenue others teams are seeing.
“Being unable to improve our park puts us in the hole by tens of millions of dollars a year,” Ricketts said.
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