Wrigley Field in Chicago has been approved for a major renovation project.
Our sister station, WGN reported that on Wednesday, July 24, Chicago aldermen approved the Cubs’ proposal for a $500 million overhaul to the ballpark.
Plans within the park include a 5,700-square-foot video board in left field and a see-through billboard in right field. Nearby, plans include construction of a new hotel and an office-retail complex.
Those who agreed upon the proposal expect the project to boost tax revenue. The plan does not include a taxpayer subsidy, according to the report. The approval came after months of negotiations between the Cubs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and 44th Ward Alderman, Tom Tunney.