Cubs get approval for some Wrigley upgrades

The Sports Xchange
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The Chicago Cubs were given approval for part of their plan to renovate Wrigley Field.
Chicago's Landmarks Commission voted Thursday night in favor of moving back the outfield walls and other upgrades to the aging ballpark, according to the Chicago Tribune.
However, the commission put off voting for the most controversial aspects of the renovation until next month as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Tom Tunney continue negotiating over the proposal of two giant signs in the outfield bleachers.
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts wants to make $300 million worth of renovations to Wrigley Field. He wants the project to start right after the regular season ends Sept. 29.
A proposal to build a large video screen behind left field and an advertising screen behind the right field bleachers was not voted on.
Tunney has argued that the video screen and the ad sign the Cubs want are too big. He also opposes a bridge Ricketts wants the city to build as part of his Wrigleyville development outside the ballpark.
Owners of rooftop clubs behind Wrigley Field that share some revenue with the Cubs oppose the large signs, arguing that their views into the park would be obstructed.

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