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Cubs continue pushing for Wrigley rebuilding plan

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts continues to move forward with plans to rebuild Wrigley Field.

Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts continues to work toward renovating Wrigley Field sometime in the near future. Ricketts said the plans were not on the agenda for the recent ownership meeting, but that they were working through plans and hope to start the process soon.

The process was slowed after it was revealed Joe Ricketts, Tom's father, had a "Super PAC" that was funding attack ads against President Barack Obama. The ads caused friction with Chicago mayor, and former White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.

The Cubs don't expect any major construction before the 2013 season. When asked if the Cubs would consider playing at another field while Wrigley underwent renovations, Rickkets said, "we've said this before: The goal is to play at Wrigley, and that's what we're focused on."

Last season the Chicago Cubs went 61-101 in their first year under new general manager Theo Epstein, their worst season since 1966.