Cubs Need Help from City for Wrigley Upgrades

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Cubs Need Help from City for Wrigley Upgrades

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts and his business front office are asking the city of Chicago for some assistance in their proposed $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field. The team announced Saturday its plans to start rehabbing the 98-year-old ballpark. It hopes to begin construction in the fall of 2014 if the city will sign off on the project and relax the landmark status on the historic site. The team had hoped to have money from an amusement tax retired to a fund that would help in part pay for the new construction. That idea was tabled by the city in late summer for political reasons.

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