MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts seemed upbeat about his planned renovations to Wrigley Field when speaking with the media on Sunday, even though the timing of the project remains uncertain.
While Ricketts forges ahead with his plans to complete the team's new spring training facility by next fall and a build a new state-of-the-art complex in the Dominican Republic in 2014, the gray area still revolves around the start of renovations at Wrigley Field. Due to the landmark status of Wrigley Field, the ownership group would need the approval of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to proceed with any changes to Wrigley's exterior.
"I think we have made a lot of progress and we are still working forward," Ricketts said at training camp Sunday. "The mayor's office has been very helpful, but (the renovation OK) is still in progress right now."