Results tagged ‘ Toyota ’

6/14 Cubs fan wins car

Syler Thomas of Lake Bluff, Ill., won a 2010 Toyota Prius at Wrigley Field Saturday as part of a free car giveaway sponsored by the Cubs and Toyota. Thomas won the Prius after his matching baseball was selected by Ryan Dempster before the Cubs’ game against their crosstown rivals, the White Sox. Thomas was one of six semifinalists selected from thousands of fans who entered drawings during previous Cubs home games played May 25-30. At each game, representatives from the Cubs and Toyota selected one entry from all eligible forms submitted at Wrigley Field to determine that game’s semifinalist.

— Carrie Muskat

6/10 Toyota sign going up

Crews were installing the Toyota sign behind the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field on Thursday, just in time for the weekend Interleague series between the Cubs and White Sox. The Chicago city council approved the 360-square foot sign on Wednesday. The 38-foot high sign will rise above the left field bleachers. As part of the deal negotiated by Alderman Tom Tunney of the 44th Ward, no new signs may be put up over the ballpark for four years. Tunney had protested the sign, saying it was “not in keeping with the character of the neigborhood or with the spirit of the city’s landmark ordinance.” The only rooftop the sign will block is one that does not have an agreement with the Cubs.

— Carrie Muskat

4/19 Toyota sign update

Chicago city officials have approved the Cubs’ revised plan for the Toyota sign at Wrigley Field, according to the Chicago Tribune. The plan now places the sign directly behind the left field seats, leaving room for a walkway. In the first plan, the sign was attached to the ballpark’s outer wall. Because it is now considered an interior feature, the plan was approved, according to the Tribune. The 2005 agreement with the landmark commission regarding Wrigley does not regulate interior signs.

— Carrie Muskat