Cubs owners buy 3 rooftop businesses across from Wrigley

BY foxsports • January 13, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) The owners of the Chicago Cubs have purchased three more rooftop businesses across from Wrigley Field.

A spokesman for the Ricketts family said Wednesday that a company owned by the family has purchased two Beyond the Ivy rooftop businesses and Sky Lounge Wrigley Rooftop. All three are along West Waveland Avenue across the street from Wrigley's left-field bleachers.

The family now owns nine of the 16 rooftop businesses. Spokesman Dennis Culloton says the family would consider buying others.

The purchase prices for the businesses were not immediately available through a Cook County records website.

The Cubs have revenue-sharing contracts allowing rooftop owners to sell tickets to fans to watch games from their buildings in exchange for paying the team 17 percent of their pretax revenues.

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