Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The current office space sits across the street from Wrigley Field, and was snatched up by the Cubs’ owners for $2.3 million.
The owners of the Chicago Cubs have purchased another building in Wrigleyville, adding to their collection of properties surrounding Wrigley Field. The Ricketts family purchased the almost 29,000-square-foot building at 3721 N. Clark St. for $2.3 million, Chicago Real Estate Daily reports. They purchased it from a Tribune Co. venture that offered a lease-to-buy deal when the Ricketts purchased the team in 2009. The Cubs also occupy the building as office space, but representatives with the team have long told the community during neighborhood meetings the space has become cramped. Designs for the Ricketts’ $500 million redevelopment of Wrigley Field and the surrounding area include new offices on the north end of the proposed Triangle …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The annual event in the shadow of Wrigley Field is drawing near. See which artists organizers chose to tear up the stage in June, as well as which local businesses are supplying the sausage.
Details behind the area's largest festival celebrating sausage are hot off the press, with organizers revealing both the music lineup and what local businesses are supplying the bites. Scheduled for June 15-16, SausageFest is chock full of live music, art and, of course, sausage. The event is held in the shadow of Wrigley Field on Sheffield Avenue—between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue—and organizers say they’re adding even more meat to this year’s event. As of mid-May, back again with their meats will be: Chicago's Dog House, Bobak's Sausage Company, Paulina Meat Market, Polka Sausage & Deli, Wisconsin's Gilbert's Craft Sausages and Genoa Italian. That’s combined with two newcomers: the Loop's Westminster Hot Dog and Cevapcici Chicago…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The alderman says nothing has been agreed to regarding signage in the plaza, but the Cubs’ new designs show large pylons with advertisements surrounding a farmers market and Christmas scene.
New design renderings released Thursday by the Chicago Cubs visualize what the Triangle Plaza adjacent to Wrigley Field could look like post-construction, complete with ice rinks, farmers markets and multiple advertising towers. The Triangle Plaza, which sits at the corner of Clark and Addison streets, is part of the Cubs $500 million redevelopment plan for Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood. The team already announced they plan to construct a 6,000-squre-foot Jumbotron in the outfield, but according to their planned development, the team is also considering 6,000 additional square-feet of signs in the Triangle Plaza. “Some of the big parts of that (planned development) is the acquisition of city property, rights of way, a cul-…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The new website asks neighbors to sign a petition saying they’re in favor of the redesign. The Lake View Citizen’s Council president also chimes in, saying they’ll have to make lemonade out of lemons.
The Chicago Cubs are hoping to tap into neighbors who have yet to show their support for the proposed $500 million renovation project at Wrigley Field with a new website launched on Tuesday. Simply found at www.wrigleyfield.com, the site outlines key features of the Wrigleyville renovation, including how many jobs could be created and what fans can expect to gain from the project. The site even has a petition where fans can sign on to say, “Yes, I support the restoration of Wrigley Field because it’s a win for the Chicago economy, the Lakeview community, Cubs fans and the team.” Neighborhood leaders and some members with the Lake View Citizens’ Council have been quick to criticize certain aspects of the Cubs’ plans, citing negative …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The annual 5K event through Wrigleyville kicked off Saturday morning, drawing thousands of runners to Lake View.
Thousands hit the pavement Saturday morning in the Chicago Cubs' annual Race to Wrigley. The event was presented by Athletico. Follow Us on Facebook!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Chicago Cubs chairman says his plans for Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville will benefit Lake View as a whole, adding jobs and money.
Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts says following through with his $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood will benefit Lake View. He spoke at the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Lead Off Luncheon. There he tried convincing the crowd that the right move for Lake View is to move forward with the Cubs planned development.
With a night series and an afternoon one, expect extra crowds on the Red and Brown Lines.
After a trip to Washington, the Cubs will return home to face the Rockies and the Mets. Monday starts three night games against Colorado, so expect extra traffic around the Wrigleyville area along with Red and Brown Lines. All games start at 7:05 p.m. Sweet traffic relief comes on a Thursday break, before another three days of home games against the Mets. Games are scheduled for 1:20 p.m. Friday, 12:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:20 p.m. Sunday. As of Thursday, the Cubs are still 8.5 games back in the division with a 13-21 record. Follow us on Facebook: Lincoln Park / Lake View / Lincoln Square / Bucktown-Wicker Park /North Center-Roscoe Village
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The new proposal introduced Wednesday would allow the cubs to play up to 46 night games, as well as schedule 3:05 p.m. games on Fridays. Its two moves some neighbors frowned upon.
A new proposal by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) would allow the Chicago Cubs to play up to 46 night games at Wrigley Field starting next year. Introduced to City Council Wednesday, the proposal would increase the number of night games from 30 to 40, in addition to allowing Major League Baseball to schedule six more night games to be aired on television. In addition, the proposal allows the Cubs to schedule Friday afternoon games at 3:05 p.m. rather than 1:20 p.m., as well as host up to four concerts at the ballpark each season. Performers Jason Aldean and Pearl Jam have already been booked. Changes to the Cubs schedule could come as early as next month.. While making room for additional concert dates at Wrigley …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The team says they plan to utilize Sheffield Avenue for game-day block parties, and they’re in talks to allow open containers on the new Triangle Plaza.
The Chicago Cubs say they plan to utilize Sheffield Avenue for a block party with alcohol and music, as well as potentially allowing fans to carry open alcohol on the new Triangle Plaza, a move some Lake View neighbors say they could do without. It’s all detailed in the teams newly released planned development outlining specifics of their $500 million makeover of Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood. The events would be on Sheffield Avenue between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue. According to the Cubs planned development, the street will be used on game days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, beginning three hours before the game’s start time, and ending at the end of the second inning. Officials are also in talks to allow …
The group is showing students how statistics can be practical, creating a fantasy league based on their findings.
Cubs games are no longer just about celebrating beer, hot dogs and baseball: Teachers at Lane Tech College Prep are putting their own spin on the game. As a fun way to learn and celebrate math and statistics, roughly 200 students will head to Wrigley Field on May 17 to apply what they’ve learned in a practical way. Math teacher Christine Gonzales says this is the third year she and her collogues are organizing the event, and they’re ready to get more involved in the game than ever before. “This year we’re going to create a whole topic that’s based on baseball statistics,” Gonzales said. “If you’ve seen the movie Moneyball, it’s similar to that. Not as intricate, obviously, but using the statistics the kids learned in class, they’ll be …