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  • Cubs to proceed with Wrigley plan, risk lawsuits

    The owners of the Chicago Cubs are moving forward with plans to renovate and expand Wrigley Field, despite the threat of lawsuits by the owners of adjacent rooftop venues that overlook the 100-year-old ballpark.

  • Cubs make new Wrigley plan, risk lawsuit

    The Chicago Cubs signaled that their contentious relationship with the owners of rooftop venues across the street from Wrigley Field is about to become what amounts to a bench-clearing brawl, with a proposal Thursday to erect more outfield signs than the city said it could. That triggered an immediate vow from the rooftop owners to fight in court what they see as a threat to their views.

  • Chicago Cubs-rooftop owners rivalry heats up

    The Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop venues across the street from Wrigley Field appeared to be headed toward the legal equivalent of bench-clearing brawl, after the team announced Thursday it will now push to erect more signs in the outfield than the city has approved.

  • Ricketts: Cubs not interested in move to suburbs

    Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts thinks a move to the suburbs might be lucrative but says his team remains committed to refurbishing century-old Wrigley Field.

  • Mark Maroon, of Aurora, Ill., takes a picture of a cutout of his brother-in-law before the Chicago Cubs home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 4, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    Ricketts looking at options for Wrigley financing

    Wrigley Field turns 100 this spring, and Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is looking forward to celebrating the landmark birthday. He also wants to get started on the future of the beloved ballpark.

  • Ricketts remains committed to Wrigley renovation

    Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts remains committed to renovating Wrigley Field rather than finding a new home despite ongoing legal issues with the neighboring rooftop owners.

  • Mesa, Arizona Mayor Scott Smith, right center, and Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, left center, speak to reporters from the field at the Cubs' new Cactus League spring training baseball facility, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Ricketts remains optimistic about Wrigley work

    The Chicago Cubs unveiled their state-of-the-art spring training facility in the desert Wednesday as chairman Tom Ricketts remained hopeful that work on their historic home back in Chicago will begin soon.

  • Column: Cubs need Wrigley, not other way around

    If the Cubs were half as good at baseball as they are at artist's renderings, the team would have left Wrigley Field behind long before now.

  • Cub chairman makes case for huge board at Wrigley

    Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says the video board he wants to build Wrigley Field is needed to "generate revenue" and he raised the prospect of moving out of the ballpark entirely if he is blocked from doing so.

  • Cubs chairman makes case for huge board at Wrigley

    Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says the team needs to install a 6,000 square foot video board at Wrigley Field because it would bring in much needed revenue.

  • Cubs chairman to make case for massive scoreboard

    Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts plans to speak in Chicago and at the top of the agenda will be a massive video board he wants to build at Wrigley Field.

  • Cubs chairman threatens to move team from Wrigley

    The owner of the Chicago Cubs threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field for the first time publicly if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying Wednesday he needs new advertising revenue to help bankroll a $500 million renovation of the storied ballpark.

  • Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts speaks at the City Club of Chicago on May 1, 2013. Ricketts says the video board he wants to build Wrigley Field is needed to "generate revenue" and he raised the prospect of moving out of the ballpark entirely if he is blocked from doing so. (Associated Press)

    Cubs chairman threatens to move team from Wrigley

    The owner of the Chicago Cubs publicly threatened for the first time Wednesday to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying he needs millions of dollars in ad revenue to help bankroll the renovation of the storied ballpark.

  • $500M Wrigley Field renovation headed for court?

    The Chicago Cubs have been fighting for years to get back to the World Series. They may have a fight on their hands to upgrade Wrigley Field, too.

  • City, Cubs push $500 million Wrigley renovation

    The Chicago Cubs are hoping to build a video scoreboard at Wrigley Field that is roughly three times the size of the park's famed center field scoreboard.

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