In January, in a Comcast SportsNet exclusive I obtained a copy of the contract between the Chicago Cubs and the rooftop businesses that operate outside the bleacher walls on Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. After having the contract reviewed by multiple legal experts, I published their opinions and portions of the legal agreement for all to read and interpret. Now, with that contract squarely back in the public spotlight I have decided to publish the entire agreement for all to read so that they can form their own opinions in an informed manner.
The copy of the agreement is a CSN/87.7 The Game exclusive and is the first time that the general public has had access to the document that has been the cause of so much friction between the two sides and that has delayed a $575 million construction project that would give the Cubs the world class facilities that they so desperately need, bring much needed tax revenue to the City of Chicago’s coffers and would create 2000 or more new jobs. And all of it would come with ZERO tax payer dollars, a major victory that Mayor Rahm Emanuel can trumpet in an election year.
This battle continues to be the dominant storyline for the Cubs organization while their on field continues to be among the worst in baseball. Until it plays out in the courts it will remain in the news.
Read the contract and form your own opinions: