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Cubs announce new rooftop-style seating
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Cubs announce new rooftop-style seating

Published Jan. 16, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Headlining the Chicago Cubs' website Monday is a peek into the team's future.

The announcement of new rooftop-style seating just inside the right field foul pole could be a small boost to Wrigley Field's bottom line.

Just in time for the 2012 season, the Budweiser Patio will fill the right field bleacher section and include a 75-foot (23-meter) LED display with a scoreboard, statistics and snapshots of players. The blueprint was released Saturday at the 27th Annual Cubs Convention.

The Cubs organization says it is just the beginning of what is to come.


According to Crane Kenney, the Chicago Cubs' team president, "Over the next three to five years, you're going to see some dramatic changes in the real estate landscape of our organization. When we do things to our building -- those that are in Chicago as well as in Arizona and the Dominican -- some of those have an impact on the fans."

Marie Maloney lives across the street from Wrigley Field and is concerned about the construction of the renovation project.

"I live right here, so that won't be great for me," Maloney said.

The patio will have room for 150 people. The Cubs said groups can rent the facility or the patio can be divided to accommodate three smaller groups.

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