Grant Park cleanup underway after epic World Series rally for the Cubs

FOX 32 NEWS - With all the Cubs fans that were downtown Friday came a whole lot of trash and other items left behind, and crews didn't waste time starting the cleanup process.

From taking down the stage and fencing to raking up the blue and red confetti scattered all over the grass, the Chicago Park District says the Cubs will foot the bill for the cleanup, which is a cost that has yet to be determined.

As for all of the police, city employees and buses used, city officials say American Airlines, the rally's sponsor, is paying for that.

But the price tag will be worth it, just as it is for the millions of fans who flocked downtown to celebrate.

“I came in from Connecticut, I flew in last night. I kept waiting for them to decide on a day for the parade. Finally, ok, it's tomorrow. I literally ran out of work, got home, I made the flight reservation in my car on the way home to pack. Got in the plane, flew here last night. Getting to catch up with some family and finally getting the day we've all waited for,” said Dennis Goebel.

For others who may not be traveling as far to get home Friday night, they were met with packed trains at Union Station. It became so crowded at times that Metra tweeted that people should enjoy the sights around the city before making their way back to the station.

Many took that advice and explored downtown.

Spirits are high and people seem pleased with how the city handled it all.

"I think they did a really good job, there was like no violence or anything. Everyone was just coming out to have a good time and like to support the team and the city and it was just really nice,” said Jessica Hernandez.

Grant Park has seen massive clean ups before during Lollapalooza. This one will be very special, since this celebration has been 108 years in the making.

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