Press Release
July 23, 2013

Statement from Mayor Emanuel about Continued Progress in Efforts around Wrigley Field Renovations

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“Today Alderman Tom Tunney and I met to discuss the remaining two issues regarding the planned development of Wrigley Field and adjacent properties.  Alderman Tunney and I agree that in addition to the portico over Patterson, which the Cubs agreed to defer last week, that the proposed bridge over Clark Street will also be deferred indefinitely.  Additionally, we agree that further discussion is necessary on the location of the entrance to the Hotel.  While Alderman Tunney, Tom Ricketts and I have agreed that only the two outfield signs they have secured will be authorized for the duration of their agreement. I am pleased that the Cubs and Rooftop Club owners are having serious discussions to resolve their remaining issues for the duration of their current agreement and I encourage the parties to complete their negotiation. Alderman Tunney and I also agree that there must be public input regarding any future revisions to Sheffield Ave before plans would be approved by any city department and the alderman.  While work still needs to be done, overcoming these remaining issues will allow the planned development to go forward so the Cubs can begin investing in Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville.”

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