Cubs to build mock-up sign for renovation

September, 7, 2013
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Levine By Bruce Levine
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The Chicago Cubs will build a short-term mock-up sign that will go up in right field to simulate what rooftop owners will look through when the renovation of Wrigley Field is completed in 2018.

The Cubs are hoping to work with their rooftop partners and Alderman Tom Tunney in hopes of avoiding long litigation that could hold up the start of the five-year project. A Cubs source confirmed that the team's ownership will not begin the laborious task of renovating the 100-year old park without a clear legal path to the finish line of work.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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