City, Cubs push $500 million Wrigley renovation

City, Chicago Cubs push $500 million pact to renovate Wrigley, including 1st big video screen

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Cubs unveil $500M Wrigley Field renovation plan
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FILE - In this April 4, 2012 file photo, Chicago Cubs players work out at Wrigley Field in Chicago, the day before their home-opener baseball game. Two people with knowledge of the negotiations between the Ricketts family that owns the Cubs and the city say the two are near an agreement on a $500 million project at Wrigley Field. The people spoke Friday, April 5, 2013, on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet finished and they are not authorized to publicly discuss it. The deal calls for $300 million in renovations at Wrigley and a $200 million hotel nearby. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs are hoping to build a video scoreboard at Wrigley Field that is roughly three times the size of the park's famed center field scoreboard.

In a fact sheet released by the team, the Cubs say they hope as part of their $500 million renovation to build a 6,000 square foot "videoboard." The team also wants to build a 1,000 square feet sign in right field similar to a Toyota sign in left field.

The Cubs say both signs would be built in a way that minimizes the impact that they will have on the views from rooftop seating and bars across the street.

Rooftop owners have threatened legal action if the development disrupts their views.

The Cubs plan a news conference on Monday to discuss the project.

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