7/24 City council approves Wrigley plan

The Chicago City Council approved the $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field on Wednesday. The plan includes a video scoreboard, improved facilities for the players, and a hotel across the street from the ballpark. The vote came one day after the council’s zoning committee signed off on the deal with the blessing of Alderman Tom Tunney.

The Cubs will install a 5,700-square foot electronic Jumbotron in left field, and have a see-through sign in right.

The team has wanted the renovations since the Ricketts family bought the Cubs in 2009. The Ricketts announced they would finance the plan in January at the Cubs Convention, but needed the advertising revenue from the video scoreboard to help pay for it.

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