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#1 Posted on 22.1.02 2201.49
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Hey Cubs Fan, WringleyField,

Is it true that there is a gigantic fence now behind the outfield bleachers to prevent people on rooftops from watching the game now?

I heard this on ESPN's Pardon the Interruption a while back and was wondering if it was true?



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#2 Posted on 22.1.02 2309.47
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You've got to be kidding! What about all the poor Cardinals fans who watch the Cards/Cubs games from the roofs! Oh, those poor people!











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#3 Posted on 23.1.02 0203.58
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There IS a fence. No arguement there. Actually there's always been a fence (becuase people get all annoyed if they're drunk and fall off the back of the bleachers to the sidewalk) but it's added on.

It's there as part of a rehab/expansion project they're doing, and it's not looked that tall nor all that impossible to see through (it's chain link - though they've put tarps on some of it at times.)

From what I understand, the fence is only temporary as they do what work they're going to do. The actual rehab work they're doing, THAT might permantly cause some problems, as they're going to do things like expand the bleachers to an overhang over the sidewalk and have a few more night games.

The Cubs viewpoint on this is "why should care if your ability to make money off us is hurt?", while the city's viewpoint is "can we make any money of any of this? Probably not? Let's just make some noise to get some TV time then."

The ownership here isn't really all that concerned with preserving things if it keeps them from additional revnue, but are smart enough not to do anything too drastic because of the huge potential for backlash.

That was unduly harsh! You can see what they're planning on doing with these artist renditions.



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#4 Posted on 23.1.02 1143.15
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Hey cubs fan,

Do you have any links on how the new renovated Soldier Field will look like in 2004?



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#6 Posted on 23.1.02 1719.27
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"Seldom do events converge to create the opportunity that exists to revitalize Soldier Field and to continue bolstering the surrounding lakefront neighborhood. A strong economy and the ability to tap existing funding sources - such as the ISFA and the NFL- make the project possible today. These funding sources will not be available in the future. "

Hehehe strong economy



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#7 Posted on 23.1.02 1722.51
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GOSH A GUESS THESE DAYS MONEY MEANS MORE THAN TRADITION!



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#8 Posted on 24.1.02 1021.32
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The best part about the new stadium is that the Bears are playing in Champaign next year. I hope there are a few tickets left for poor college students like myself.



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#9 Posted on 27.2.02 2329.50
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Money=more money to spend on players=they have to cos $800 mil a year or whatever just can't cover their 5th house. Anyway, the neighborhood is trying to block the construction of the fence, or at least make it chainlink, but yeah, they were talking about a big adboard over behind right field.
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#10 Posted on 1.3.02 1422.17
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My guess is that they want people of the rooftops.

CubsFan do you have a update on this situation?
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#12 Posted on 3.3.09 1243.58
So this worked out fine after all. Revenue sharing makes everyone happy (except for the people who gave up their money, but whatever.) I guess the news ownership could start this, and there's still a rooftop holding out from diving up it's money with the Cubs, but it's not much of an ongoing issue.


    A strong economy and the ability to tap existing funding sources - such as the ISFA and the NFL- make the project possible today. These funding sources will not be available in the future.


oh no why didn't I pay more attention.

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#13 Posted on 3.3.09 1248.16
I still wanna know why he thought it was Wringley Field. (Other than the obvious reason, I mean.)
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