Cubs owner buys three more rooftops, has brief respite from “Wrigley Field is health hazard” news

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is continuing to solve his ongoing disputes with neighboring rooftop owners over his video board spite fence by just buying them out: Ricketts picked up another three buildings with rooftop views of Cubs games this month, bringing the total he’s bought to six. (Three holdouts are still suing him over their obstructed views.) As expected, this whole rooftop lawsuit kerfuffle is mostly coming down to how much Ricketts will have to pay to buy everyone out, and as sale terms haven’t been disclosed, we can’t even keep score at home.

Meanwhile, in more Cubsy news, the Cubs’ concession stands have been hit with health code violations, including “MEN’S RESTROOM ON THE LEFT FIELD SIDE IN THE UPPER DECK HAS NO HOT WATER” and “FOUND COLESLAW AT 45F INSIDE THE 1-DOOR REFRIGERATOR.” Which is probably par for the course with these inspections, but Ricketts still must cringe these days whenever he sees a news story with “Wrigley” and “restrooms” in the same sentence.


5 comments on “Cubs owner buys three more rooftops, has brief respite from “Wrigley Field is health hazard” news

  1. “how much Ricketts will have to pay to buy everyone out, and as sale terms haven’t been disclosed”

    Aren’t real estate transactions a public record?

  2. Are the rooftops he’s purchasing being shut down or will the Cubs take over operating them?

  3. I doubt he would shut them down. He has conveniently purchased the 6 rooftops that have the least obstructed views. I’m sure that is not a coincidence.

  4. I notice the Sun-Times had this but presumably the Tribune didn’t. Boy, they are bending over backwards to please the Wreck-Its, aren’t they?