Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
Well at some point in time regardless of how much money is spent on upkeep, the place is going to be ruled unsafe simply because of age. That's the reality the Cubs and their fans have to face.
Assuming JR is still alive the Cubs won't be able to use U.S. Cellular so the options are limited for them even if they want to build a brand new identical park in the same location.
On that first point, I'm left dumbfounded by how much the Ricketts paid for the team. Was it you, or someone else, who said that the nearest bidder to them was a couple hundred million dollars less? You don't buy a fixer-upper without taking into account how much is needed to fix up the place. Sam Zell absolutely played the Ricketts, who seemingly came into this less as business-people than as fan boys.