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Judge refuses to stop Wrigley Field video board

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs don't have to stop work on a Wrigley Field video board that will block game views of adjacent rooftop clubs in the urban neighborhood.

    

A federal judge on Thursday refused a request from two rooftop businesses for a preliminary injunction.

    

That means the right-field sign could be operational soon. The first home game is April 5. The Cubs are spending $375 million on renovating the century-old ballpark and $200 million for a hotel and other developments.

    

Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club wanted the injunction until a wide-ranging lawsuit is resolved. They say the sign will kill their businesses.

    

The rooftop owners say a 2004 revenue-sharing agreement with the Cubs prevents the team from obstructing views.


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