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mrfourni
08-21-2009, 05:28 PM
:o: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4414793

Everyone pretty much laughed off the falling concrete stories, but now there is a death. With stories like this, it seems the useful life of this stadium seems to be near its end and should be torn down

eriqjaffe
08-21-2009, 05:30 PM
:o: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4414793

Everyone pretty much laughed off the falling concrete stories, but now there is a death. With stories like this, it seems the useful life of this stadium seems to be near its end and should be torn downTo be fair, the article specifies a structure "near Wrigley Field" that wasn't properly cordoned off, not Wrigley itself.

Still...

kittle42
08-21-2009, 05:38 PM
We'll see whether the Cubs really owned this area. I am saying 75/25 they didn't.

WhiteSoxRich
08-21-2009, 06:56 PM
I heard the news on B&B and the structure was a car wash.

doublem23
08-21-2009, 08:27 PM
To be fair, the article specifies a structure "near Wrigley Field" that wasn't properly cordoned off, not Wrigley itself.

Still...

There's a picture of the building that collapsed here: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/08/cubs-sued-over-collpased-that-killed-man-in-2007.html

Not Wrigley.

MarkZ35
08-21-2009, 10:59 PM
Even though it wasn't Wrigley I wouldn't be surprised if something like this doesn't happen in the near future. They obviously know that Wrigley is falling apart so they just put up nets. It's like a stop sign, they don't make a change until someone is killed.

Viva Medias B's
08-21-2009, 11:53 PM
The building in question was an old car wash near the corner of Clark and Wavelend that the Cubs bought and owned at the time of the collapse. It was, at the time, a parking facility for fans' bicycles riden to the games.

Railsplitter
08-22-2009, 10:16 AM
We'll see whether the Cubs really owned this area. I am saying 75/25 they didn't.

You're probably right. Cubs simply have the deeper pockets.

ewokpelts
08-22-2009, 11:44 AM
You're probably right. Cubs simply have the deeper pockets.they do now. they paid the city $2 million in 2007.