More Night Games Possible for Wrigley Field

The Lake View Citizens Council is hoping for more home night games in an agreement with the Cubs

By Elizabeth Miller
|  Thursday, Jul 26, 2012  |  Updated 12:34 AM CDT
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The Lake View Citizens Council is hoping for more home night games, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Typical seasons include about 27 night games at the historic landmark, and the council would like to see it change to 30 with room for three more.

This long-term agreement would include the option to forfeit a night game in exchange for a night event or concert.

William DeMille, vice president of the Lake View Citizens Council, told the Sun-Times the set-up would allow for better planning of events ahead of time and create more communication with traffic control to benefit all parties involved.

The neighborhood would receive up to $200,000 from the Cubs per season to attend to projects including better tow zone displays, additional traffic lanes, and drop-off and loading areas, the Sun-Times reports.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green told the paper night events are part of the solution to preserving Wrigley Field and its economic benefits to both the city and state.
 

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