Cubs launch, online petition for $500M renovation

Screen shot of (

May 14, 2013 11:00:21 AM PDT
The Chicago Cubs want fans to support their $500 million renovation plan for Wrigley Field by signing an online petition.

The Cubs launched the site with an online petition, "Yes, I support the restoration of Wrigley Filed because it's a win for the Chicago economy, the Lakeview community, Cubs fans and the team."

The website describes the plan to restore Wrigley Field, and touts positives like job creation, community support, and "responsible preservation" of the Friendly Confines.

The City of Chicago has to approve the $500 million Wrigley Field renovation and neighborhood redevelopment plan. Last week, Cubs CEO Tom Ricketts spoke about what he calls the benefits of the plan for Wrigleyville business owners and other parts of Lakeview on the city's North Side.

The Cubs have had opposition from the rooftop owners, who have a contract with the team, because of large advertising and jumbotrons that could block some views.