Chicago Cubs apply for permit for a sign

Sep 14, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs batting helmet sits on the dugout rail before the Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN,

The Chicago Cubs have applied for a permit to construct a large advertising sign behind the Wrigley Field right field bleachers, according to reports in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

The Cubs’ permit request for the sign, which would alter the view from the nearby rooftops, came less than a week after negotiations broke down between the Cubs and the neighborhood rooftop owners about the team’s planned renovations to Wrigley Field.

There seems to be angst among both parties however.

The rooftop owners, who have said all along they would pursue legal action against the team should the views into the park from their buildings be altered, said they have begun that process.

“This is an unfortunate turn of events because our hope was to find a solution to this matter,” said Ryan McLaughlin of the Wrigleyville Rooftops Association. “Rooftop owners believe any blockage of our views violates the contract we have with the owners of the Cubs. We have instructed our legal team to proceed accordingly.”

If you were the judge, what would the outcome be? Would you give the Cubs a permit, or keep the roof the way it is?

Topics: Chicago Cubs, MLB

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