OEMC updates safety plans for Wrigleyville World Series games

- The Office of Emergency Management and Communications has made adjustments to its plan for handling security during this weekend's World Series festivities in Wrigleyville.

Officials released an update on parking restrictions and other safety plans around the ballpark on Friday morning.

“No matter what side of the city you are from, we are all proudly cheering on the Chicago Cubs during this historic Chicago moment, and we are encouraging fans and residents to continue to make the city equally as proud by celebrating safely and respecting the surrounding community as they did after the Pennant win,” said Rich Guidice, OEMC First Deputy Director. 

From the Office of Emergency Management and Communications:

PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Additional parking restrictions will be in effect in the Wrigley Field area Friday, Oct. 28 from noon until Monday, Oct.31 at 4 a.m. at the following locations:

  • Clifton:  Waveland-Grace
  • Seminary:  Waveland-Grace
  • Kenmore:  Waveland-Grace
  • Seminary:  Newport-Eddy
  • Cornelia:  Wilton-Sheffield
  • Grace:  Wilton-Clark
  • *Waveland: Wilton-Racine (*previously Clark-Racine)

On Friday, Oct. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 2, motorists and residents can also expect parking restrictions, from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, on the following streets:

  • Webster:  Sheffield-Bissell
  • Lincoln:  Webster-Fullerton
  • Division:  State-Dearborn
  • Hubbard:  State-LaSalle
  • Wells:  North Avenue - Division
  • Kinzie:  State-Clark

From Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Waveland:  Fremont-Halsted (south side)


SECURITY
SCALING POLES, BARRICADES OR EQUIPMENT IS PROHIBITED.  Violators risk arrest.

TRUCK TRAFFIC: Truck traffic will be prohibited within a one block radius of Wrigley Field by 3 p.m. on game days.
As a reminder the following security measures and street closures will also be in place throughout the weekend:

SECURITY CHECK-POINTS: CPD officers will conduct security checks within a two-block perimeter of the field, and any alcohol found on the public way will be confiscated.

RESIDENTIAL PERIMETER: A secondary perimeter will be put into effect during home games to restrict incoming traffic to local residential traffic only. Motorists will have to provide a photo ID with proof of address to enter.

DRONES: The City reminds fans and residents that using drones in public spaces in Chicago is illegal, and anyone caught using one will be arrested.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING: Whether attending the game or watching the World Series in local businesses in Wrigleyville or other areas of the city, fans should be mindful to respect the surrounding communities and, as always, be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. If fans notice suspicious criminal activity or suspicious objects, call 9-1-1 or notify on-site security immediately. Some of these activities could be innocent; however, it’s up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigations so, If You See Something, Say Something.

STREET CLOSURES: The following street closures are expected to be in effect on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, when deemed necessary:

  • Clark:  Irving Park to Belmont
  • Addison: Halsted to Racine

Additional street closures may occur, as needed, for public safety.

PROHIBITED ITEMS:  Fans should be aware of the following items not allowed in ballpark:

  • Alcohol
  • Bags (exceeding 16" x 16" x 8" inches)
  • Brooms
  • Containers - cans, glass, hard-sided coolers, thermoses or flasks
  • Illegal drugs
  • Inflatables (such as beach balls)
  • Laser pointers
  • Luggage or car seats
  • Nets
  • Noise makers
  • Non-factory sealed plastic bottles (permitted if empty)
  • Portable stadium seats
  • Selfie sticks
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items deemed inappropriate by ballpark operations personnel.
  • All bags are subject to inspection.

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