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Shlensky v. Wrigley
Citation:237 N.E.2d 776 (Ill.App. 1968).
The Chicago National League Ball Club owned and operated the Chicago Cubs major league baseball team. It also operated Wrigley Field.
Beginning in 1935, 19 of the 20 major league teams scheduled night games. The Cubs, however, did not because Wrigley Field was not equipped with artificial lights. From 1961 to 1965, the Cubs operated at a loss. The plaintiff attributed this loss in his complaint to inadequate attendance at home games. Plaintiff further alleged that the corporation’s failure to install these lights was due to Wrigley’s personal opinions and not any corporate interest to benefit the Cubs financially.
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