No Viewing Party At Wrigley Field
It's October and what do you know, the Chicago Cubs are in the playoffs. They will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a winner takes all game in the National League Wild Card Game. However, contrary to previous talks, there will not be a viewing party at Wrigley Field for the National League Wild Card Game. Here's why.
According to NBC 5 Chicago, "We explored the idea of hosting a NL Wild Card viewing party for fans at Wrigley Field, in the event we play on the road," the team said in a statement on Wednesday. "After much consideration regarding the logistics and time required to successfully execute an exceptional guest experience while actively preparing for potential postseason play at home, we have decided to put this plan on hold."
The original thought reported by the Chicago Tribune by the Cubs was to have a big party and the Cubs planned on selling tickets to Wrigley so that fans can watch the game on the video boards in left and right field.
I'm sure weather, residence in the area, and keeping the field safe was a factor to consider. Looks like we Cub fans will have to plan another watering hole to catch the big game.