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In midst of team makeover, Wrigley’s $500M new digs finally approved by Council

The Cubs are making an array of team changes lately, and quite appropriately soon will Wrigley Field. After four years of planning under the Ricketts ownership, Chicago City Council has OK'd the multi-million dollar renovations. Approval came quickly after council's zoning committee signed off on the deal after receiving the blessing of alderman Tom Tunney. There was deliberation of the damage that might oc ...

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Why I’m Not A Fan Of A Jumbotron At Wrigley Field

    Photo Courtesy of chicago.curbed.com   As you probably know already, the Chicago City Landmark Commission has approved the Chicago Cubs plan to install a jumbotron at Wrigley Field. This is just one part of the Cubs' major renovation plans for Wrigley Field. The Chicago City Council still has to give final approval on the plan. Getting that approval will be easier said than done as 44th w ...

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Cubs release newest renderings of Wrigley Field

The renderings for a Wrigley Field renovation just keep coming in. Last night the Cubs released the newest rendering of what a Wrigley Field renovation could include. This time however the renderings showed the new triangle property in which the Cubs plan to reconstruct. Anyone who has ever been to Wrigley Field on game day has seen how crowded the concourse at Wrigley Field can be. Heck, the whole neighbor ...

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In The Loop with Ed Edens: 2013 MLB Preview Part 2

In The Loop is the perfect podcast for anyone who cares too much about Chicago sports. Ed breaks down everything in the world of baseball, basketball, football and hockey... and then some, all from a fan's perspective. In the second of a mega-three-part podcast, Ed and special guest Chas Straface discuss some changes in the Cubs organization and work their way through the rest of the National League Central ...

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World Series Dreaming at the Cubs Convention

Greetings CCS readers and Cubs fans.  World Series Dreaming was represented at the 2013 Cubs Convention this weekend and we got some stuff to report.  You can check the original blogs here and here on WSD.com, and for those of you too lazy to click again, just follow along below... ...

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The Growing Venue Problem in Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States.  Simple, right? We should have venues that provide that big-market capacity to boast our teams, and revenues. But we don't, and the numbers are quite surprising. America's #1 sport, Football, and #1 professional sport, the NFL, cater to the smallest capacity in the entire NFL. Can there be a correlation to why the Bears fall short and have the least in ...

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Crane Kenney gives me reason to be scared about Cubs future

I understand that many of you aren't waking up this Thursday morning thinking about baseball, but today we need to discuss the Cubs situation. Tuesday the Cubs unveiled the Billy Williams statue at the corner of Sheffield and Addison and with that President (and local boob) Crane Kenney announced that it was just the beginning: "I think you are seeing the beginning," Kenney said. "The statues are popular wi ...

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