There are still several hurdles to clear, including funding for the project, but owner Tom Ricketts is confident renovations can begin as early as October, starting with the home clubhouse.
Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said the Ricketts family would be happy to foot the entire bill, but would like fewer restrictions from the city in return.
The work would all be done in the off-season to avoid having to find a temporary home for the team - a detail that drew support from the room overflowing with Cubs fans.
BREWERS: First baseman Corey Hart will miss the next three to four months with an injured right knee that requires surgery.
Hart’s knee started to swell up during off-season workouts, and an MRI revealed a torn meniscus and other damage to the joint that will be surgically repaired by Dr. William Raasch on Tuesday.