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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ricketts: No extra night games, signage at Wrigley in 2013

The Cubs will not schedule more night games or add signage in 2013, Chairman Tom Ricketts said Sunday after his annual spring address to the team.

Ricketts said there has been “a lot of progress” with the city in negotiations over relaxing city ordinances to provide the added revenue he says will fund their proposed $300 million renovation project.

“The way it’s looking now, hopefully we can get it through what we have to do in the next few weeks,” Ricketts said. “That’ll be plenty of time to get us ready for the offseason (construction).”

The Cubs plan on redoing the clubhouses next offseason as the first part of a five-year remodeling of Wrigley Field during the offseasons between 2013-2017.

The team is also looking to increase the number of night games from its current allotment of 30, but Ricketts said “all the discussions on night games is toward the future,” and not 2013.

Ricketts reiterated his complaint “there are a lot of things we have to deal with at Wrigley Field that other teams don’t, whether that’s signage restrictions, rooftops, other people selling Cubs gear right outside the park.”

Thanks to Fogg.

Repoz Posted: February 17, 2013 at 06:30 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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