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Wrigley Field Toyota Sign Likely Not in Place by Opening Day

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Baseball season officially starts next week.

But fans who attend the Chicago Cubs first home game April 12 aren’t likely see the proposed Toyota sign towering over the left field bleachers. That’s according to 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney.

TUNNEY: The sign is being reviewed on a number of different levels, specifically the department of planning and land use and also landmarks. Also it will be reviewed from the building committee. So I do not anticipate it being up by Opening Day.

Tunney says the city has allowed signage under the landmarks ordinance before. But he says this is “new territory” and “there is more work to be done.”

The Cubs proposal to install a large, illuminated Toyota sign has generated controversy among fans concerned with maintaining the visual appeal of the neighborhood ballpark. The North Side stadium was designated a Chicago Landmark in 2004.

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