This is from WGN-TV so it’s all reported in sentence fragments, but it looks like Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is trying another tactic in response to complaints about the view-blocking ad signage he wants to erect behind the Wrigley Field bleachers:
The Chicago Landmarks Commission approved a plan that would push back the right field wall even further.
The original plan was seven feet, but now it will be pushed back 15 feet.
Sheffield will have to be narrowed, and some parking will be eliminated.
The Cubs say this would minimize how much their new 650-square-foot see-through billboard above right field will block rooftop views.
This sounds like the return of the right-field party deck that was proposed by Ricketts this summer, then dropped in September, but which is apparently now back under consideration now that the rooftop owners are threatening to sue if they can’t see past the signage.
Al Yellon’s SBNation blog has a bit more on this, including that the total distance the outer wall may be moved is more like 25 feet, but still not much hard info. It’s pretty remarkable how the Chicago Landmarks Commission has rubber-stamped anything Ricketts has asked for without dissent, though; it’s almost like they know which side their bread is buttered on.