There Are Strict New Rules In Wrigleyville Next Week
By Kate Shepherd in News on Oct 16, 2015 8:05PM
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As Chicago gets ready for the Cubs to take on the Mets for the NLCS, Wrigleyville is setting down some new rules to prevent mayhem.
Ald. Tom Tunney (44th Ward) has some ideas to keep everyone safe in his ward during home games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. One rule includes banning glass containers in bars near Wrigley and limiting the number of people inside, according to the Sun-Times.
"Occupancy will strictly be enforced," Tunney told the Sun-Times. "And the bars have agreed to just do plastic. If there are violations, it could mean immediate closure and fines."
There will also be additional security and paramedics standing by in case of emergency.
"We are on a national and world stage right now and we want to have the resources ready for public safety in case of pandemonium," Tunney said.
Even stricter park restrictions than we saw last week will be in place: vehicles will be banned from on Racine from Belmont to Clark, on Sheffield from Belmont to Grace and on Addison from Halsted to Racine.
Tunney is encouraging fans to take cabs, Uber or public transportation to and from Wrigleyville.
"Look, everyone is excited, but we are also on pins and needles," added Tunney. "One of the things that prompted the logistics and planning in hosting this major league effort is to make sure everything comes off."
If you're lucky enough to have tickets for a game at Wrigley Field next week, you can find out more about the normal security procedures on the Cubs' site.