Tom Ricketts: Chicago Cubs Could Leave Wrigley Field
Baseball blasphemy has been spoken by Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. At the City Club of Chicago on Wednesday, Ricketts said if the Cubs are not able to add a 6,000-square-foot video board in the outfield at Wrigley Field, he will consider moving the team from its historic home.
Say it ain’t so! The Cubs and Wrigley Field go together like peanut butter and jelly. In fact, that legendary combination doesn’t even do justice to the pairing of the Lovable Losers and the ivy-covered walls of their historic stadium.
The opposition to building the video board stems from the owners of the rooftop seats that overlook the right and left field walls at the stadium. Owners of those seats make 100 percent of the profit from them, so it’s not like losing them would hurt the Cubs.
Ricketts insists the video board will not hinder views from the rooftop seats and cited his frustration, as recorded by ESPN:
“All we really need is to be able to run our business like a business and not a museum.”
That came after Ricketts’ remark about the team leaving Wrigley Field, saying the Cubs would “have to take a look at moving” if the plan for the video board doesn’t go through.
Cross your fingers, Cubs fans. If this doesn’t smooth over soon, the Cubs could be moving to Rosemont near O’Har International Airport.