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The Cubs got approval to make multiple changes to Wrigley Field

Jason Aldean Press Conference

The Wrigley Field marquee displays the Chicago tour date announcement for the Jason Aldean 2013 Night Train Tour at Wrigley Field on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Chicago. Aldean announced his concert tour Thursday with a news conference in Boston and another in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)


The Cubs got approval last year for a massive renovation project. Then they decided that they needed to make a lot of tweaks to the plan, and had to submit for approval again. They got it yesterday:

The Chicago Cubs today got the green light from Commission of Chicago Landmarks to put up a total of seven signs above the bleachers at Wrigley Field and move its bullpens beyond the outfield walls . . . The team now has the city’s blessing to put up three 650-square-foot advertising signs above the left field bleachers as well as a 3,990-square-foot video board (reduced from the previously approved 4,560-square-feet), as well as two more ad signs and a 2,400-square-foot video board above the right field stands.

This does not solve the impasse the team has with the owners of the rooftops across Waveland and Sheffield Avenues -- indeed, it may exacerbate it -- but that is a financial matter, not a formal barrier, one assumes. Like, if they just tell the rooftop owners to pound sand, at most they will have to pay them a lot of money.

As of now, however, the Wrigley renovations can start.