Story by 89 WLS Web Writer Kim Rasmussen
(CHICAGO) The Wrigleyville Rooftops Association released a statement Monday after news spread that the Cubs and City Hall had reached a deal for renovating Wrigley Field.
The association said they want to see the Cubs play ball in a modernized Wrigley Field as soon as possible. The statement said players and fans deserve the modern amenities that other major league teams have had for years and the association is "pleased that process will begin."
However, the association says it will use any and all means necessary to enforce the contract already in place between itself and the Cubs.
We are pleased the Chicago Cubs will participate in a community process to flesh out these details more in-depth. However, no community process, city ordinance, or agreement without our consent can or should dismiss contractual rights granted to us by the Chicago Cubs in 2004. Rooftop owners reserve the right to use any and all means necessary to enforce the remaining 11 years of our 20-year contract. We, as well as every interested party in the Lakeview neighborhood, will study the plans submitted to the City of Chicago and play a constructive role in moving forward.
The Wrigley Field plans still must pass a few hurdles before renovations can begin.
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