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Wrigley Video Board Permits Issued By City

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The work should begin to ramp up now.

One of two video boards for which the Cubs now have city permits approved
One of two video boards for which the Cubs now have city permits approved
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This was strictly a formality, but according to Curbed Chicago, the Cubs now have all their permits from the City of Chicago for the video boards that are being installed at Wrigley Field:

It's official: permits have been issued for bleacher expansion as well as the construction of two video screens at Wrigley Field, valuing the projects at $6 million and $5 million, respectively. The latest plan for the installation of two signs includes moving the right field video board 30 feet east and adding the name of sponsor Wintrust Bank to the left field video board. Despite being hit recently with a lawsuit from the surrounding rooftop owners, the Cubs have all of the formal paperwork approved and out of the way to begin installing the new digital signage.

Further, thanks to BCBer Neighborfan, here is a direct link to the city's website showing the permit approvals. There's one more thing that was approved in addition to the boards:

WRIGLEY FIELD BLEACHER SIGN STRUCTURE AND ENCLOSURE FOR TWO LED VIDEO BOARDS AND SIGNS ON THE VIDEO BOARDS, FIELD WALL LED RIBBON BOARDS, AND TWO ELEVATORS PER PLANS

There has been an elevator in the bleachers since the 2005-06 rebuild -- you can see where it's located in many of David Sameshima's photos. It's right at the main entrance at the corner of Waveland & Sheffield. The two new elevators are being installed in the left-field and right-field corners.

Thanks to Curbed for the link and shout-out in their article. We'll have more construction photos here this afternoon.