November 24, 2014
7:50 am
 

Chicago panel approves Wrigley Field upgrade

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have taken a step toward getting the city's permission for a Wrigley Field renovation project that is much bigger than one approved last year.

The city's landmarks commission on Thursday signed off on a project that includes a second video board, outfield signs as big as 650 square feet, light standards in the outfield and seats replacing the current bullpens down the foul lines. Those changes are in addition to a $500 million plan approved last year that would add a Jumbotron, among other things.

If the City Council follows by approving the changes, it could restart a legal fight between the team and the owners of the rooftops across the street. They complain the signs will cut into their views and possibly destroy their business.

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Location : Chicago
 
 
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