"I would never be part of a Cubs ownership that didn't involve Wrigley Field," said Marovitz, whose wife is Playboy Enterprises Chief Executive Christie Hefner.Tom Begel, founder and chairman of Chicago-based private-equity firm TMB Industries, told Reuters he was willing to buy the Cubs and has a group in place.
He would not name other participants, but said they are ready to use equity and debt to finance the purchase. Whatever the price, he said the ballpark must be part of the deal.
"There's no way they're going to sell the Cubs without selling Wrigley Field," said Begel. He declined to discuss price.