FOX 32 NEWS - Things got a little crazy Saturday night outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs took the National League Pennant. Fans crashed through a barricade to swarm the stadium in celebration and some of FOX 32's crews got caught up in the mix.
A group of fans standing in the Cubby Bear parking lot broke through metal barricades put in place by police Saturday night. Other than this incident and a fan who climbed a traffic light pole, there were no other issues Saturday night.
“It’s Chicago's finest - they know how to run these events and we got a great mayor so nothing but the best,” said John Reynolds, who celebrated in the streets Saturday night.
The Office of Emergency Management says they were satisfied with the celebrations and tell FOX 32 only 6 arrests were made out of about 300,000 fans.
“We want people to have a good time, but not get too excited and break some windows and free for all type of thing," said Jenny Torres of Addison Liquors, which sits about a block from the ballpark and already has boards up over their storefront windows, just in case.
Inside Sluggers, employees are putting safety first.
“They don't want anything that can be thrown inside or outside the bar, a lot of furniture we put away,” said Zach Strauss, co-owner of Sluggers.
He said they also closed a little earlier than expected when asked by police, but Saturday night was a success.
“Everyone was just hugging and kissing and there were no problems, it was so smooth, even on the street. What I witnessed was the police had excellent control of the street, letting people celebrate,” said Strauss.
OEMC said they want to thank the fans for celebrating responsibly on Saturday and will continue to modify their security plan before Friday’s home game.