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Old 05-01-2013, 08:21 PM
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Side note: I think those plans look pretty good. I'd be interested to check it out and buy a ticket.

Currently, I'm not interested in the old ballpark. I'd be happier to watch the game at a bar next to the stadium. Clean it up and it'd be a nice place to watch a game.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:39 PM
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I think if the bad guys on the Northside moved to Rosemont, the franchise would still be a goldmine.
It would be a goldmine for Rosemont once the Cubs learn how to market themselves as a, get ready for this, baseball team and not a tourist sideshow.

The only other pro sports team that markets itself as a tourist sideshow is the Red Sox and they don't do it as much as the Cubs (there are over 1,000,000,000 people alive today who were around when they last won a World Series title or two).
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:15 PM
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I'm told the Cubs/Ricketts are going to buy the buildings that have the rooftop seating out in left field. That would simply eliminate alot of problems/lawsuits.
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Do you really think that if the Cubs move to Rosemont into a new say $650M+ stadium that would be designed to be a modern version of Wrigley that people wouldn't come? I know it might be wishful thinking on some people's part, but there are plenty of Cubs fans who would love to visit a fast-developing entertainment hub complete with a casino, hotels, restaurants and entertainment.
Cubs fans yes, tourists no. A fairly significant part of the Cubs attendance is tourists. No one's going to add a trip to see the Rosemont Cubs in their brand new stadium as one of the "must" attractions of going to Chicago.
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It's about revenues for the team. Parking is huge.
It's about ad revenue, the Cubs already backed down on their desire to build a parking structure a few blocks north of the park in the framework agreement.
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No one can be that dumb to put a stadium by one of the busiest airports in the world. Have you ever sat outside in Rosemont for 15 minutes? The noise alone would send people out of that stadium. What would be unbelievably awesomely funny would be if the cubs moved to Rosemont and then Chicago went and found a way to "claim" the land around they were on as Chicago like they did with O'Hare.

Edit: I just looked at that scoreboard in left, can you imagine how many bugs will be in the left field bleachers?
Shea Stadium and Citi Field. The Mets have been playing next to La Guardia Airport for nearly half a century.
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FYI, Forbes' magazine has the Cubs' total franchise appreciating at 14% over the past year and at nearly $30 million of operating income in 2012, they were baseball's most profitable team last year. And this is surely the team's cooked books.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlm45...-chicago-cubs/

Just in case anyone still wonders why they'd rather sink $500 million into Wrigleyville over all the free crap Rosemont is offering.
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Shea Stadium and Citi Field. The Mets have been playing next to La Guardia Airport for nearly half a century.
O'Hare handles approximately three times as much traffic as LaGuardia does. It's more comparable to Midway.
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FYI, Forbes' magazine has the Cubs' total franchise appreciating at 14% over the past year and at nearly $30 million of operating income in 2012, they were baseball's most profitable team last year. And this is surely the team's cooked books.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlm45...-chicago-cubs/

Just in case anyone still wonders why they'd rather sink $500 million into Wrigleyville over all the free crap Rosemont is offering.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.
Ricketts will NEVER move the team. I hope they call his bluff.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:52 AM
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I'm told the Cubs/Ricketts are going to buy the buildings that have the rooftop seating out in left field. That would simply eliminate alot of problems/lawsuits.
I think this is the Cubs ultimate goal. The thing about advertisements that obstruct the view of the rooftops is that they can be removed/relocated once the rooftop owners go out of business and are forced to sell their buildings to the Cubs for far less than they're currently worth.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:09 PM
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Gollum said it best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGbTdfTh7AM
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With all the proposed lit signage and building, you will be able to see Wrigleyville from space. Good luck sleeping on game and concert nights. If I owned one of the buildings being partially blocked, I'd erect spotlights and aim them towards home plate!
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With all the proposed lit signage and building, you will be able to see Wrigleyville from space. Good luck sleeping on game and concert nights. If I owned one of the buildings being partially blocked, I'd erect spotlights and aim them towards home plate!
Then don't live near Wrigley Field.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:20 PM
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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.
Ricketts will NEVER move the team. I hope they call his bluff.
I agree. Ricketts is not going to move. Take away the Wrigely neighborhood and all you have is a lousy baseball team that is going to stay lousy for the years to come.

Whiny David Haugh thinks that Ricketts should be able to do what he wants with Wrigley. Once Ricketts irons out some legal problems, I agree. As long it is with his money.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:23 PM
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Even if he did want to leave, MLB would never approve!
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