Say it ain't so. Wrigley Field, the last remaining example of what baseball used to be may soon join the ranks of modern parks by installing a giant video screen atop the ivy coated walls in the outfield. Unlike most other MLB ballparks, the friendly confines hold landmark status and therefore any major changes to its structure requires approval by the city commission. The city's landmark commission has already given approval, but the full city council has yet to give their thumbs up.
So far, only the "rooftop" building owners and tenants which surround the ballfield have put up a fight. They claim the neighborhood will be disrupted, and their businesses will suffer if the jumpotron goes up. The cubs organization which was purchased by the Ricketts family in 2009 says they need the advertising revenue generated by the giant video screen to help fund the parks ongoing renovation.
There's no telling what fans will have to say about it. What do you think. Yea or Nay on the jumbotron at Wrigley?