Originally Posted by DSpivack
And as a Sox fan, I hope they leave the city.
To sum things up, the Ricketts completely overpaid for the team. As Lip just said, they don't have the cash to pay for what would be, as you say, a very expensive and difficult renovation themselves. Problem is, the state has neither the money to help with a renovation nor to build a park in the suburbs. How this plays out from here I have no idea.
This is where a corporate sponsorship might be their only option. I doubt they would ever get rid of the name "Wrigley Field" so it would have to be something like "Microsoft's Wrigley Field - Home of the Chicago Cubs" for example. The only way a company would ever get money back from the PR would be to make sure every time an announcer or commercial mentions "Wrigley Field", their company name is also mentioned.