Cubs launch site to aid in Wrigley campaign

Cubs launch site to aid in Wrigley campaign
May 14, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Tony Andracki

As the Cubs build toward the perfect storm of the baseball side meeting the business side, they continued the public-relations campaign for Wrigley Field.

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The Cubs launched Tuesday in an attempt to get the community behind the $500 million Wrigley Field restoration project.

The website encourages fans to sign the petition to save Wrigley Field and features a full breakdown of "The Plan," including a five-minute YouTube video of what the renovated ballpark could look like, allowing all fans to catch a glimpse of the proposal.

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“We are happy to showcase our vision for a restored Wrigley Field which will ensure the viability of this extraordinary ballpark for the next generation of Cubs fans,” said Julian Green, vice president, communications and community affairs. “We also believe it’s important to let fans know we are also committed to responsibly preserving the beauty, charm and historic features fans have come to know and love.”

The website will also serve as a platform to update fans and Wrigleyville/Lakeview residents on construction and progress throughout the ordeal.

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This comes the day after Anthony Rizzo's seven-year deal with the club was announced, and Rizzo's name is featured prominently in the "Winning Baseball" section of the site, alongside Starlin Castro.