Cubs decide on Ricketts family

Updated: January 23, 2009, 3:37 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- A billionaire family of Chicago Cubs fans -- including one who first met his wife in the bleachers at Wrigley Field -- is set to purchase the team and ballpark from Tribune Co.

The sale would include Wrigley Field and a 25 percent interest in a regional sports network, said Dennis Culloton, a spokesman for group head Tom Ricketts. Culloton said the deal was worth about $900 million.

"My family and I are Cubs fans," Ricketts said in a statement Thursday night. "We share the ...

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