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    Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    ESPN - Cubs will add 70 'bullpen box seats' at Wrigley - MLB

    Looks like Wrigley has some interesting additions coming



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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    Changes will always be needed at Wrigley and some day the Cubs probably will not play there anymore. That will be a sad day indeed, but with needed bigger stadiums to sell more tickets at higher proces I do not see the like of Wrigley and Fenway staying around forever - Just look at what the Yankees are doing.

    Anything that brings more money into the team that wins us a world series is great.


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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    I think it will be awesome seats for fans



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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    I still think the rooftop is the best way to go!



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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    I'm more concerned about the new owner of the Trib selling naming rights to Wrigley and God knows what else might happen to the Friendly Confines.



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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I'm more concerned about the new owner of the Trib selling naming rights to Wrigley and God knows what else might happen to the Friendly Confines.
    I agree, but I am also concerned that Wrigley will some day be no more...



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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    Wrigley Field invented naming rights....



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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Wrigley Field invented naming rights....
    I'm dying to hear this one.

    Please explain.

    It's been Wrigley field since 1927.



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    "Although Weeghman was clearly the most dominant figure in the revamped Cubs organization in 1916, a number of investors had taken up minority shares in the club. One of the new investors was chewing gum magnate William Wrigley. Over the next couple years, as Weeghman's financial fortunes off the field entered a sharp decline, Wrigley acquired an increasing number of shares in the club and took on a growing role in the team's affairs. In November 1918, Weeghman gave up his remaining interest to Wrigley, resigned as president, and left baseball for good. Wrigley would acquire complete control of the Cubs by 1921."


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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    In terms of the new seats I'm not worried about it until I see pics that would suggest that I should be worried. I didn't think they could put a wrap a round light ring (or what ever it's called) in Hilton and have it look good - so it goes to show I'll let the pros decide what will look good.



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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    The bullpen box seats already exist on the first base side. These were installed a couple of years ago and it really didn't change the park at all, so it shouldn't be a big deal putting them on the third base side as well.

    I got to sit in these seats at a game against the Brewers last season. It sucks the Cubbies lost, but the seats were awesome!



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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Wrigley Field invented naming rights....
    A lot of people for some reason haven't made that connection.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    A lot of people for some reason haven't made that connection.
    Go ahead and connect it then.

    Are you guys suggesting that the Wrigley corp or Wrigley family paid or are paying to have the ball park named after them going on 80 years?


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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    You can go to the ESPN Zone in Chicago and see a replica of Wrigley field made out of Wrigley gum wrappers. It's very cool.



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    Re: Cubs Fans what are your thoughts?

    I thought that the tribune was selling Wrigley Field along with the club, not just the naming rights.



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