Revised Wrigley renovation plan gets approval

One sign removed, another relocated, while size of video scoreboard reduced

Revised Wrigley renovation plan gets approval

CHICAGO -- The Landmarks Commission on Thursday approved another revised plan from the Cubs regarding the Wrigley Field renovations, which removes a script advertising sign in left field, reduces the size of the video scoreboard in right and relocates another sign.

The commission voted 6-1 to approve the latest plan, presented after the National Park Service expressed concerns about the additional advertising, which had been approved in July.

This summer, the commission approved seven signs; now, the Cubs will have a video scoreboard in both left and right field, plus four other script signs for a total of six.

The Cubs tweaked the July plan after the National Park Service expressed concern about the new signage, saying it would take the focus away from the center-field scoreboard, which is landmarked. With the changes, the Cubs could receive up to $75 million in tax credits under a federal program to encourage the preservation of historic properties.

Other changes announced at Thursday's hearing included a reduction in the size of the video screen in right field from 2,400 square feet to 2,200 square feet. It now will be located closer to the right-field foul line.

Other changes approved by the commission included adding two elevators in the left- and right-field bleachers, which will reduce the number of bleacher seats.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.