Cubs, rooftop owners in court over Wrigley renovation

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for rooftop clubs around Wrigley Field says the Chicago Cubs are illegally trying to drive his clients out of business by constructing a large video board at the stadium.

The claim came Monday in Chicago as U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall heard arguments on whether she should order a halt to construction of the right-field sign that would block several rooftop views.

Lawyer Thomas Lombardo says the Cubs have tried to “bully” his clients into raising ticket prices or selling their clubs. The Cubs currently have a revenue-sharing agreement with the rooftop owners.

Cubs attorney Daniel Laytin says team owners are merely exercising a fundamental right to build on property they own.

Kendall rejected the rooftops clubs’ emergency request earlier this year to halt installation.