While Cubs fans sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," the mayor of Rosemont wants to take Chicago's team out of the ballpark — and into the folds of his bustling suburb.
In an exclusive interview with Comcast Sports Net Chicago, Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens said he'd like to lure the city's North Side team to the nearby suburb with the promise of a new ballpark. His big pitch? Free land.
“The Chicago Cubs are being held hostage by the neighborhood as they look to run their business," Stephens told CSN Chicago on Monday. "We are willing to offer them a tremendous opportunity if they are interested. Bring the bricks and the ivy and we can get a deal done."