Cubs Increase Security for Games Against Rangers

Chicago hosts Texas on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013  |  Updated 8:14 PM CDT
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Chicago Cubs officials on Tuesday said security would be ramped up for the remaining games of its homestand against the Texas Rangers as a result of the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon.

The steps taken include an increased police presence, including K-9 units, and the removal of all garbage cans from the exterior of Wrigley Field.

"All ballpark personnel will operate with a heightened awareness," said Julian Green, the team's Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs. "If anything looks suspicious, personnel are directed to notify supervisors."

The Cubs host the Rangers on Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon.

"We are all saddened and shocked by yesterday's events, and our thoughts go out to those individuals and families whose lives have been impacted. We will continue to make the safety and the safety of all Wrigley Field guests and patrons our priority," the team said.

Spectators are barred from bringing any bags larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches into Wrigley Field, and all bags are inspected before they're granted entry.

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