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Wrigley Field renovation heads for final vote


Chicago's city council is set to consider a proposed $500 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field.

Aldermen are scheduled to consider the project Wednesday.

The vote comes one day after it got crucial approval from a city council committee and Alderman Tom Tunney, whose ward includes the ballpark.

Under the deal, the Chicago Cubs agreed not to erect outfield signs in addition to a Jumbotron in left field and another sign in right. They also agreed to indefinitely postpone a planned bridge over Clark Street.

Tunney's support was crucial because of a long-standing Chicago tradition that other aldermen vote the way the local alderman wants in zoning and development issues.

The Cubs say they need advertising revenue from the signs to pay for the renovation.

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