Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) How would you feel about Clark and Addison beginning to look like Times Square in New York City?
The 6,000 square foot Jumbotron in left field proposed for the Wrigley Field renovation isn't the only signage issue; signs proposed for outside of the ballpark are also controversial.
The Cubs want about 35,000 square feet of signage outside of Wrigley Field. That’s a lot of advertising. But Mayor Emanuel says there may be changes.
“Putting this framework together was to make sure there was a win-win scenario for everybody. There will be changes. People will raise questions and how you aesthetically do it is not just left up to them. It has to work for the neighborhood and the community.”
However, the Cubs say they need all of the advertising inside and outside of Wrigley Field to help pay for the half-billion dollar development that also includes a new hotel.
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