The City of Chicago’s Landmarks Commission unanimously approved the newly smaller proposed video board and advertising sign above the outfield walls at Wrigley Field.
The Commission must agree to any alternations made on the historical landmark.
Initially the Cubs planed a 6,000-square foot video scoreboard in left field but they accepted a 4,560-square foot scoreboard with jumbotron at 95 feet wide. The Cubs also compromised on the see-through sign in right field, moving from 1,000-square foot to 650-square foot.
The negotiated sizes come from Alderman Tom Tunney addressing the size in response to the complaints from rooftop owners as well as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel work to speed up negotiations.
The 4,560-square foot scoreboard is close to three times the current scoreboard in center field and the ‘Wrigley Field’ script see-through sign is estimated to be 80 percent larger than the current Toyota sign left-field.
With this vote the Cubs full $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and the Wrigleyville neighborhood is on track to be approved by the Plan Commission and City Council. The Plan Commission meets next week.