Mayor Emanuel: No tax-payer money for Wrigley
Wed, 23 Jan 2013|
Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed the financial situation the Cubs are in with Wrigley Field and said no tax-payer money would head to the field - 1/23
-- -- You know. He. The good news is a friend as you know about fifteen months ago. This prior as some people with the dog and then they renamed its field. I was pretty clear of -- -- thank -- and -- -- anchored don't feel. We've got a new manager. Fran I wanna be clear about a couple points. One. When I first started this discussion. That Cubs. Wanted 209000. Taxpayer dollars. I said no. Then they said we'd like a 150. Million dollars and I said taxpayer dollars and I said now. Then they -- -- do they could have a hundred million dollars. In taxpayer subsidies and I said no and then they asked about 55 million dollars in taxpayer subsidies I said -- The good news is after fifteen months they heard the word now. And so we are at a point there will be no taxpayer subsidies. For private -- That said. Wrigley is important to the neighborhood into the city or at least a part of the city that likes to go there. And I want to ensure that it continues that kind of economic but it was important role it plays in the north side of the city Chicago and -- which is why I'm also pleased. That they're also putting. A hotel. So I ask all the parties involved. To finish the stuff. We all have a stake in getting it done. It is not done all the parts -- place there are other things that are necessary. To do that there are 12100 jobs at stake in building. And refurbishing. Wrigley. But I wanna be clear. I said from the getting. And now it's absolutely clear and -- there will be no taxpayer subsidy. In. In the refurbishing -- Wrigley. But all the parties have a role to play to see it through to the end and I intend to have help. Do that payroll to make that happen but to make sure that taxpayer money with this haven't they -- won't be part of it -- not -- -- I'm not -- negotiate in public when there's a lot of effort being me to finish us up.