Wrigleyville is bracing for either a celebration or heartbreak as the Cubs head back to the North Side for Games 4, 5 and possibly 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Mets this week.
The Cubs will take on New York on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:07 p.m., and Thursday at the same time if necessary. Wrigley’s gates will open two hours before the games. Due to enhanced security measures at the ballpark, fans are advised to head to the park early.
“While the Cubs made the city proud with their NLDS win at home last week, fans and residents made the city equally as proud by celebrating safely and respecting the surrounding community after Tuesday’s clinch game,” a statement from the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications said.
No parking is allowed on the following streets around Wrigley:
- Clark from Belmont to Irving Park;
- Sheffield from Belmont to Irving Park;
- Addison from Halsted to Southport; and
- Racine from Grace to Belmont.
Additional streets may close around the ballpark as needed for public safety.
The CTA will add extra bus and train service on the Red Line, and the No. 80 Irving Park and No. 152 Addison bus routes leading up to the games. Fans can also use the No. 8 Halsted and No. 22 Clark bus routes
The Cubs offer free remote parking at 3900 N. Rockwell, just east of the Chicago River and accessed from Irving Park Road.
The lot includes free shuttle service to Wrigley beginning three and a half hours before first pitch until one hour after the end of the game.