A temporary restraining order petition on a video board and additional signage planned for the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field has been denied by a U.S. District Court Judge.
Judge Virginia M. Kendall ruled the temporary restraining order, brought by attorneys for a group of investors who own two rooftop clubs along Sheffield Ave., did not show that "irreparable harm" would come to the businesses before an "expedited" preliminary injunction hearing.
A March 23 hearing has been set to determine whether or not the Cubs are allowed to erect a 2,250-square-foot video board along other signage that would block the views from the rooftops in question.
"We are humble and hopeful and thankful that the judge ruled as she did today," said Dennis Culloton, the spokesman for Tom Ricketts, who was speaking for the Cubs. "And grateful that she's very respectful of Opening Day approaching April 5."
The rooftop clubs were not asking for construction on the bleachers, the first phase of the ballpark's $375 million renovation, to be halted -- just the erection of the video board and signs.