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Wrigley rooftops' quirky past preceded big business, sour relationship with Cubs

Wrigley rooftops' quirky past preceded big business, sour relationship with Cubs

When the Chicago Cubs on Friday play their first World Series game in Wrigley Field since 1945, there'll be plenty of fans who paid as much as $1,000 to watch the game from outside the Friendly Confines, atop a rooftop across the street.

A view from the cheap seats? Not quite.

Indeed, while the winner of the Cubs-Cleveland Indians Series will be decided by early next week, still playing out in a courtroom is a legal battle over the money to be made from those seats. Two rooftops, Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club, filed a lawsuit last year accusing the team of, among other things, violating terms of a revenue-sharing contract and trying to monopolize the market...

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