Re­port: Wrigley rooftops will be open

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS - Steve Greenberg

The Cubs and Mayor Lori Light­foot have yet to agree on a plan that would pave the way for Wrigley Field to wel­come fans to games in 2020.

But the Wrigley rooftops? Likely a dif­fer­ent story. Ac­cord­ing to a WGN re­port, the city of Chicago ap­proved the open­ing of the rooftops at 25% ca­pac­ity for the sea­son. The news comes less than a week af­ter Cubs pres­i­dent of busi­ness op­er­a­tions Crane Ken­ney said he ex­pected rooftops to be open for busi­ness from Game 1 on.

Ken­ney also said he ex­pected the Cubs to be able to bring in roughly 8,000 fans — or 20% ca­pac­ity — at the ball­park for games, but Light­foot cooled that talk, call­ing it pre­ma­ture. Rooftop seats are, of course, far less plen­ti­ful.

The Rick­etts fam­ily, which owns the Cubs, also owns 11 of the 16 rooftop clubs along Wave­land and Sh­effield av­enues.

Ac­cord­ing to the WGN re­port, rooftop tick­ets are ex­pected to go on sale when MLB re­leases its 2020 sched­ule, which could hap­pen by the end of the week.


WORD PRO­CESS­ING It ap­pears Wrigley Field will have on-field ad­ver­tis­ing this year, as this view Wed­nes­day shows.

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