May 10, 2018

Crosstown Classic Set for This Weekend at Wrigley Field; Expect Traffic Impacts

Fans Urged to Arrive Early for Security Screenings and Reminded to Respect Surrounding Communities, Obey Game Day Parking Restrictions and Public Intoxication Laws as they Root for their Team

As the Chicago interleague series begins on the north side this weekend between the White Sox and the Cubs, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is reminding fans and residents to be aware of increased activity and parking restrictions in the area.

The Chicago Cubs have homefield advantage this round with games at Wrigley Field at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Security and Enforcement Reminders:

  • Fans are encouraged to arrive early at the ballpark to allow time for the security measures – including metal detector screenings and bag searches in compliance with Major League Baseball policies.
  • Fans are encouraged to enter the ballpark through the gate listed on their tickets.
  • Motorists in the area should be prepared for traffic slowdowns adjacent to the ballpark, which will be implemented by public safety officials should conditions warrant.
  • Street closures in the area may be implemented to ensure the public safety of residents.
  • The Chicago Police Department stresses the strict enforcement of public intoxication ordinances and DUI laws, as well as City and State liquor laws that prohibit over-serving and serving alcohol to minors.
  • The peddling of goods without a license and the selling or soliciting the sale of residential parking passes is illegal.
  • The Chicago Police Department will have an increased presence around Wrigley Field to ensure public safety on game days.

Public Transportation and Parking:

  • Public transportation is recommended to and from the games. For Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Train and Bus information, visit

  • To ease traffic congestion near Wrigley Field, there is a free remote lot at Basic Wire & Cable located at 3900 N. Rockwell Street.

  • Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. If your vehicle is towed, call 311 City Services to obtain assistance in locating your vehicle.

Ride Share Drop off/Pick up:

Wrigley Field:

  • From North: Irving Park between Clark Street and Seminary Avenue
  • From South: Clark Street, south of Roscoe Street, facing southbound, west side of 3300 block

If You See Something, Say Something

Participants, spectators, residents and motorists/pedestrians in the areas of activity are reminded to report suspicious activity to on-site security or by calling 9-1-1.

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