Chicago Cubs To Bring The Fireworks For July 4th Game Date
By Selena Fragassi in News on Jun 28, 2015 6:30PM
The Cubs will be seeing red, white and blue on more than their logo come July 4. The game date, a Saturday night matchup against the Miami Marlins, will be the first time the team organizes a post-game fireworks show at Wrigley Field.
Fireworks will go off from “various points inside the ballpark,” according to Crain’s, under the guidelines of an amended planned development the city approved for ballpark renovations two years ago that now also allows the Cubs to use pyrotechnics on important markers such as July 4, opening day and any future playoff games, which would be the best excuse of all for the ‘works.
Any spectators or residents of the area concerned about the displays inside such a crowded area should not fear, according to the team spokesman. “We are not looking to put this huge project or the ballpark in jeopardy for one night of fireworks,” Julian Green told WBBM. “We will be taking due care and doing our due diligence.”
Though this is the first time the Cubs will be setting off the fireworks at Wrigley, the occasion is 100 years after the former Chicago Whales baseball team coordinated their own display at the stadium, which was known as Weeghman Park.
This year’s July 4 holiday will also be celebrated with players donning patriotic uniforms, a slew of ballpark decorations (including the debut of the new Platform 14 outdoor concession area) and a Cubs camouflage-style ball cap for the first 10,000 visitors. A pregame tribute will honor military service men and women with 100 members of the USO of Illinois participating in an American Flag ceremony.
The game starts at 6:15.