Emanuel says Wrigley plan needs further study

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm •  Published: May 28, 2014
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CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the Chicago Cubs' revised proposal for renovating Wrigley Field requires further study and won't go before the city's landmarks commission next week as planned.

The Cubs released details of the expanded renovation plan Tuesday. It calls for new signs, including some that would block the view from nearby rooftop venues. Those venues have threatened to sue to block work on the century-old ballpark.

Emanuel said Wednesday the plans had additions never seen before. He specifically mentioned a plan to create more space for seats by moving the bullpens from foul territory to an area beneath the bleachers.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green says team officials are willing to address any questions about the bullpen doors or the bullpen relocation and begin construction as soon as possible.