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Wrigley Rooftop Ruckus Continues

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 11, 2009 9:05PM

Photo of the offending Jumbotron by amccrimm
In a story that's getting more coverage this early spring than the Cubs themselves, the team is now threatening to block the view of one rooftop owner unless he pays up. You may remember the story of Anthony Racky, who owns Lakeview Baseball Club (3633 N. Sheffield). After a Winter Classic Jumbotron obstructed the view of the field from his rooftop, Racky refused to pay his part of the 2008 profit-sharing plan between the 17 rooftop owners and the team. Now, the Cubs are fighting back and threatening to obstruct his view unless Racky pays up by the Cubs' April 13 home opener. Mike Lufrano, vice president of community relations for the Cubs, said, “We can’t let one rooftop not pay. It wouldn’t be fair to the other rooftops -- nor to us." As for blocking Racky's view, Lufrano added, “We hope it doesn’t come to that. We hope we’ll be able to resolve it." [WBBM]