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May 18, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of New York Mets fans in the bleachers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Chicago won 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field renovation to be delayed

It appeared that all the little details had been hammered out and the renovation of Wrigley Field was set to begin in the near future, but that won’t be the case after a collection of ‘rooftop owners’ sued Chicago sports consultant Marc Ganis for alleged defamation.

As you’re likely aware, there were issues between the ‘rooftop owners’ across the street who felt their ability to sell tickets to the game would be halted once the Chicago Cubs renovated Wrigley Field.

That appeared to be settled, but the recent lawsuit will halt any potential construction which clearly has not pleased the organization who released the following statement.

“We have worked hard to reach a resolution with our rooftop partners which would have helped preserve their views, including reducing the number, size and location of our signs,” says the statement. “Unfortunately, they opted yesterday to reject the proposal and file this lawsuit. Since our approvals last year, we have been anxious to get the Wrigley Field renovation started. Yesterday’s action will certainly force additional delays to our project.”

It’s not known how much this will delay any construction at this point, though it’s understandably disappointing news for the Chicago Cubs organization and their fans who were hoping for a new and improved Wrigley Field.

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