SportsTalk Live: Still no deal for Wrigley
Fri, 8 Mar 2013|
The SportsTalk Live crew talk about how there is no new deal in place for Wrigley Field and estimate when the stadium will get renovated - 3/8
As for the north -- is. Today was the last time ever fans goodbye and single game tickets at the Wrigley Field box offices before they go on sale. I'm lying and on the phone and here and being here livelier -- meeting it's the final time wrist bands and early morning lines. At the time bicycle Q school guys like that he was no are gonna do that as for the stadium itself negotiations about the renovations continue. Now mayor Manuel. The seventeen chairman Tom rickets and the -- representing the area trying to carry 300 million dollar deal the -- the ballpark still nothing finalized so. Is this some political posturing by the all of them in the 44 world and Tom -- with the deal actually -- -- play. This is starting to hit it appears to be tougher nut to crack. But in terms of you know cracking that the two sides will I think. Mayor Manuel definitely wants to get something done and quickly. And it's time to I don't think there's anyone in the city who who disagrees with the fact that -- really needs a major rehab it seems to me like there's just. Too many voices you in this debate right now whether it's. You know the politicians whether it's a neighborhood groups whether it's historical boards whether you're always -- fans all the different traditionalists. Nor are Chiming in here I think it needs to be -- more private conversation between the people were really making the decisions here. And and they need to move on if there I feel like if the rickets is open up the money they should have some freedom to it -- to do what they want without ballpark. Tony came out of the City Hall meeting yesterday he says he wants more parking lots more police presence and did he wants I think out. -- some something to do with athletics which we all know is the sign age. So it doesn't block the rooftop owners who by the way were invited. To that mean so it's always is this posturing or is that it is this becoming are much harder line -- his his Tom -- almost been too nice a guy through this whole process. Well I. Think those so called battle lines are kind of being formed here. It sounds like Tom -- is happy to see Wrigley renovation but kind of on his terms -- so please no signs of blocked my rooftops and in. Do the things around the ballpark that I would like to see and concede that can happen. Katie Gerald signs and yet that end and I think I think they do on I don't know. Yeah maybe Tom -- has been kind of a nice guy about it I think he's kind of subtly push the envelope with the announced -- -- northwestern several weeks ago but. You know hopefully -- football games down the line at Wrigley Field. But in terms of like the hard push that I agree with -- I think it may take somebody sitting down with mayor Emanuel saying look how can we get this done. You're the mayor you can help make this happen more news about the town -- make a mistake Frankie by not. At least you know -- some extra land somewhere around somewhere else actually I had a blast -- the I don't say that I say he doesn't have that leverage. You you can't come out and go on -- a move that. It's not gonna happen everybody knows that's not gonna happen so so again here here here Tony you look at all he's got the ultimate leverage he doesn't have it. The ultimate get -- this you know what I'll just move on now you're you're not gonna move the suburbs -- that's that's like a work. It's -- work at all and I couldn't do another city. That's not gonna -- so -- you know he doesn't have that leverage now something else has it done and it in my own opinion when you're looking at the Cubs as as an entity in Illinois at Chicago. Cabrera 400 pound gorilla that's what they are and guess what they usually get to make the -- -- because everybody there is making money off of them that's the point but the thing that you're gonna hit it near that neighborhood now you wanna tell them how to do it everybody in that neighborhood got ritual that team everybody. Don't they wanna do things would have to experience there and I'd like to track a little bit I think your political -- ideally wanted done by opening day so we can start the process of getting things done ready for and getting things ready for renovations wanted to the season ends as well that's gonna happen.