Client: The Ricketts Family/Chicago Cubs

Source: Chicago Tribune

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said Monday that the team plans to work with city officials to put together an attractive bid to host baseball’s 2020 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to sit down with the city here over the next few months and iron out what it takes to be the leading bidder,” Ricketts said during an appearance at a City Club of Chicago luncheon.

The Cubs last hosted the game in 1990.

Ricketts used the event to bask in the still-warm glow of the team’s world championship and updated the crowd on ongoing construction at the ballpark and the surrounding area. The chairman joked that ballpark upgrades have slowed in recent years “because we can’t get our crews in until November now, but we think that’s a pretty fair trade.”