How’s Life In Rosemont? The Cubs Should Ask DePaul

Today’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) So, Rosemont wants the Chicago Cubs? Well, sure it does.

After all, it’s about to lose the DePaul Blue Demons.

And that should tell you something.

On Monday afternoon,’s David Kaplan broke the story that Rosemont mayor Brad Stephens has offered the Cubs a 25-acre parcel of land in his northwest suburb that could fit a brand new ballpark, scads of parking and “anything else” the Ricketts family would want to be part of a new baseball-themed complex.

“The Chicago Cubs are being held hostage by the neighborhood as they look to run their business,” Stephens told Kaplan, referring to the team’s ongoing battles with the rooftop owners, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney and City Hall over revenue and proposed renovations.

“We are willing to offer them a tremendous opportunity if they are interested,” Stephens continued. “Bring the bricks and the ivy and we can get a deal done.”

This morning, in other Rosemont-related news, the Chicago Tribune reported that DePaul has ruled out the United Center as a possible home for its men’s basketball team and is now turning its attention toward building a new stadium near McCormick Place.

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  • Cal

    Not that I think the cubs should move but you can’t compare a professional sports team to a private college with mediocre athletics. Those are apple’s and oranges. A better (though still not even) comparison would be Chicago Wolves to Blackhawks where the Wolves are in Rosemont drawing the 2nd most attendance in their league.