Cubs Fans Offered Outfield Burial Site

Bohemian National Cemetery builds Wrigley-inspired interment wall

Chicago folk singer Steve Goodman used to sing about it, and many a loyal Cubs fan has dreamed about it.

"Give me a double-header funeral on Wrigley Field," Goodman's lyrics read.

Now, those die-hard (no pun inteneded) fans have a real option for being put to eternal rest in the bosom of their one and only baseball team.

On Wednesday, a small crowd gathered at Bohemian National Cemetery on the city's North Side for the dedication of a brick interment wall designed to look like the wall in dead center at Wrigley Field.

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Before a ceremony at the wall he had built, Dennis Mascari said it has 288 "skyboxes" for urns. He said loved ones can sit in four seats from Wrigley Field that face the wall or even play catch on a small lawn grown from Wrigley sod.

Mascari said relatives of dead Cubs fans have already decided to move the urns of their loved ones to the wall, and some still living fans have said they want in when their time comes.

It's not known if Goodman, who died of leukemia in 1984 at the age of 36, will be among those relocated urns.

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