City Releases Total Cost of Cubs World Series Run

The total cost of the Chicago Cubs’ historic dash to become World Series champions cost the city a total of $18.8 million, a city official confirmed to NBC 5.

The biggest expense was the overtime required for police officers who were working more shifts, Molly Poppe, a city spokeswoman said Friday.

Home games in Chicago during the World Series cost the city $14.7 million and an additional $84,000 was spent on overtime for Office of Emergency Management personnel, according to Poppe.

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Cleaning up after the games and festivities cost $742,000, the city said, and the colossal Cubs victory parade cost $2.5 million in overtime.

The city confirmed last November the Cubs would foot the $388,000 bill to clean up and repair Grant Park.

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