1/17 New LED sign expected to be OK

A Cubs official said the team will ask the Chicago landmarks commision for the go-ahead to install a 75-foot LED sign in right field at Wrigley FIeld if the city insists approval is required. In 2004, the Chicago city council landmarked historic elements of Wrigley, which included the exterior and marquee sign at Clark and Addison streets, the center field scoreboard, and ivy-covered brick walls, and the uninterrupted sweep of bleachers and grandstand. Technically, the new LED sign does not require the commission’s approval.

“It doesn’t affect any of the historic features. It does not change the bleacher height or the outfield wall. It’s a way to continue to modernize the park but keep within the historic tradition of Wrigley Field,” Mike Lufrano, the Cubs executive vice president of community affairs, told the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday. “We’re happy to work with the city if they believe it does [require approval].”

– Carrie Muskat

 

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