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Chicago Cubs Deny They're Scouting U.S. Cellular Field For Possible Home Games In 2013

The Cubs denied a report they could play home games in U.S. Cellular Field in 2013.

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 14: Clouds form shadows across the field during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field on August 14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 14: Clouds form shadows across the field during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field on August 14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Cubs are currently in talks with the city of Chicago to organize a public-private partnership that would allow the Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field in 2013 with the help of a little tax payer money. A deal has yet to be reached, but that didn't stop speculation this afternoon that the Cubs could spend at least of their 2013 home schedule playing in US Cellular Field -- home of the White Sox.

According to NBC Chicago, Cubs brass denies the scenario:

"You are putting the cart before the horse," one source said. "There is no done deal," said another.

Put more succinctly:

"I have never heard of a done deal of moving home games to the 'Cell," said Dennis Culloton, a spokesman for the Ricketts family.


Apparently Bridgeview bar owners and US Cellular employees believe otherwise, and are bracing for twice as many games.

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