Cubs Revise Plan for Wrigley Renovation — Again

The Cubs are set to present the changes to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks Thursday

The Chicago Cubs are changing their renovation plans once again after concerns from the National Park Service, officials said.

The team agreed to remove one of seven outfield signs and scoreboards from their long-debated renovation as part of a negotiated settlement with the Park Service, which must approve renovation plans for the Cubs to receive federal tax credits, according to team spokesperson Julian Green.

The Cubs will also move the planned 2,400-square-foot right field video scoreboard closer to the right-field line and will reduce its size to 2,200 square feet. In addition, a 3,990-square-foot video board above the bleachers in left field will be moved 30 feet closer to the left field foul pole.

Of the seven planned outfield signs, the team said it will remove an advertising sign that was to be located between the left field scoreboard and the center field scoreboard.

The Cubs are set to present the changes, which were first reported by Crain’s Chicago Business, to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks Thursday.

The settlement makes way for the team to be named to the National Register of Historic Places and qualified them for a tax credit, which the Chicago Tribune reports could be worth $75 million.

"As with any project of this complexity, several conditions were part of that determination including the number and placement of signs," the Park Service said in a statement.

The Park Service approved in March the proposed Jumbotron in left field and a proposed script open-back sign in right field as part of the project.

The first phase of the renovation project was expected to be completed by Opening Day 2015, but a cold November caused delays that could move the timeline further back.

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