The rooftop seats and suites across the street from Wrigley Field are struggling this year, in part due to the Chicago Cubs’ poor season,...

The rooftop seats and suites across the street from Wrigley Field are struggling this year, in part due to the Chicago Cubs’ poor season, according to the Chicago Tribune. The current economic downturn is also playing a significant role in the situation. The rooftop owners, including Gold Coast Tickets owner Max Waisvisz, who is also vice president of the National Association of Ticket Brokers, pay the Cubs 17 percent of ticket sales. Over the years, the rooftops have been popular with companies that book seats for corporate outings, but companies have cut back on such moves this season. In light of the difficulties, some rooftop clubs have begun selling tickets on discount Web sites, according to the Tribune.