I mean, the timing of this is more poor than the Cubs claimed to be. It seems that just months after receiving Federal Landmark status, the Cubs are trying to lose it.
Thursday morning the Cubs released their plans for a two-story sportsbook near the right field gate (where the Captain Morgan Patio used to be) at Wrigley Field. I’m not an expert, and I don’t want to take credit for any details I did not find yourself, so do please read about it in a story by Danny Ecker here:
Great work here by Danny, but also, I JUST said I wasn’t going to talk about money and the Cubs anymore. Why’d you do this to me so soon.
Again, COULD TIMING BE ANY WORSE? Now first, as an avid (and responsible) gambler, this absolutely rules. A sportsbook at your favorite sports place is pretty freaking sweet. But you LITERALLY just ousted the core of a World Series Championship IN THEIR PRIMES because you cried poor for five years. How are Cubs fans supposed to trust that the Ricketts want to win AND make money? We can’t. They just want to make money. We got our one ring they allowed us.
Reading the details, there’s a lot of things that need to happen legally for this to move forward too, so let’s not get too excited. But also, you should read about all of the fees that come along with this. And we haven’t even been given a price tag for this building….
It’s crazy how Tom Ricketts found all this money in just seven days. I wish that would happen to me.