Via Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th Ward
Tonight, the Chicago Cubs host the Cleveland Indians for game three of the World Series at 7:08 p.m. This will be the first World Series game played at Wrigley Field in over 70 years. This historic event brings a level of excitement and anxiety Lakeview has not seen in decades.
As such, residents, businesses and visitors should anticipate heightened security around the ballpark. Arterial streets between Belmont and Irving Park, and between Halsted and Southport will likely be closed to vehicular traffic at the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC during these home games and clinch games. Residents close to Wrigley Field should keep photo IDs and proof of residence if not on ID available for presentation to either CPD or Traffic Management Personnel. I know the complications and stress these restrictions have, and I thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.
The World Series
Games at Wrigley Field:
- Friday, October 28th
- Saturday, October 29th
- Sunday, October 30th
All home and away games start at approximately 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 1st (if necessary)
- Wednesday, November 2nd (if necessary)
Beginning at noon on Friday, October 28th through Monday, October 31st at 4 a.m.
Clark – School/ Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison-Southport to Ashland (North Side)
Racine – Roscoe to Grace/ Clark (Both Sides)**
Patterson-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Waveland-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Waveland-Fremont to Halsted (South Side ONLY Friday, October 28th)
Clifton, Seminary and Kenmore-Waveland to Grace (Both Sides)
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)
Grace – Clark to Wilton (Both Sides)
Waveland – Clark to Wilton (Both Sides)
Eddy – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Seminary– Newport to Eddy (Both Sides)
Cornelia – Clark to Racine and Sheffield to Wilton (Both Sides)
Newport – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Inner Lake Shore – Belmont to Addison (East Side)
*Parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department to ensure emergency access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian and vehicular safety and crowd control. Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the World Series. Please look for posted paper signs prior to parking.
**Racine will be used as the Clark Street alternate CTA Bus Route.
***Please note that truck traffic will be prohibited within one block of Wrigley Field on game days.
Home Game Street Closures – Approximately four hours prior to game time
Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full street closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Sheffield.
Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full street closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Waveland.
Clark (Irving Park to Belmont) Full street closure expected to be in effect on game days as deemed necessary.
Addison (Halsted to Racine) Full street closure expected to be in effect on game days as deemed necessary.
Home Game Day Highlights:
Friday, October 28th – 7:08 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th – 7:08 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th – 7:15 p.m. (if necessary)
- Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced beginning at 5 p.m. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone is in effect 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- ALL night game parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. north side of Addison from Clark to Ashland, north side of Eddy from Racine to the alley, etc.) This is in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
- The area between Racine and Halsted, and Irving Park and Belmont is expected to have large crowds. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will likely be restricted. Residents are encouraged to carry current identification and/or a current lease or utility bill for access.
- Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
- Vehicles parked in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
- The Cubs Hotline is open one hour before until two hours after all home games. Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline, 1-866-427-3869, for towing and other quality of life issues. Residents should call 911 to report all emergencies.
- It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
- “Hospitality Teams,” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be present throughout the neighborhood. The teams provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident response.
- TAILGATING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
- LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON, WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD.
For additional information, click here, or view the update Office of Emergency Management and Communication release here.