Cubs fight for free parking near Wrigley Field

The Cubs are hoping to get the go ahead from the city of Chicago today, to keep using a remote parking lot.

The Cubs went before the city’s zoning board, asking for a special permit for free parking for the lot near Irving Park and Rockwell.

They have already been offering parking there for night and weekend games this season, but the team didn’t have a permit.

It’s part of an agreement with Mayor Emanuel and Alderman Tunney over the renovations of Wrigley Field.

Ald. Ameya Pawar, whose ward (47th) includes the parking lot,  testified against the permit.

Ald. Tunney spoke in favor of it.

Some residents living near the parking lot say they worry about the noise and extra traffic it brings to the area.

An attorney for the Cubs testified he believes the team has addressed their concerns.

 

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