MLB: Cubs to Seek $300 Million for Wrigley Renovations

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  1. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard Member

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    Not a particularly good moment for a billionaire owner to ask a bankrupt state for a healthy sized loan. This is an issue built for political grandstanding and few places do that quite like Illinois. I side with Ricketts, the plan seems to make sense and will lead into an investment in the neighborhood. He doesn't have his hand out in the same manner the Sonics owners and many others have.
     
  2. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    Cough... Chiefs, Royals... Cough
     
  3. gocy444

    gocy444 Well-Known Member

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    oh what ISU could do with 300 million
     
  4. Ylabhunter

    Ylabhunter Member

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    Wrigley being a Historic Landmark it prevents alot revenue that the Ricketts could be getting. Thus it makes total sense to ask for the cash first, they could get grants and federal money.
     
  5. jsmith86

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    Cough...pretty much any professional sports team...cough.
     
  6. CyLoboClone

    CyLoboClone Well-Known Member

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    I will miss singing sweet caroline to no music in the rusty stairwells during rain delays.

    Nothing beats downing a pint of walker outside because they found it in your cargo pants at the ticket gate.
     
  7. timappelgate

    timappelgate Well-Known Member

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    Could you imagine?
     

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