City announces Wrigley Field plaza guidelines

CHICAGO -- A news release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced proposed guidelines for a planned plaza outside Wrigley Field. The plans include restrictions that the Cubs have disagreed with in the past.

Under the proposed plan announced by the mayor and Alderman Tom Tunney, the Cubs would be allowed to sell beer and wine on the plaza during games and up to one hour after day games. Alcohol sales would close at the end of night games.

Tickets to the game will be required to make purchases on the plaza.

The proposal is expected to be introduced at a City Council meeting later this month.

A Cubs spokesman told WGN, “We were unaware of the press release, we are unaware of a deal, and we have no further comment at this time.”

In a statement Alderman Tom Tunney said, “I am pleased with the compromise that we reached on this ordinance. It allows the cubs and their partners to activate the plaza on game days and with events year-round while addressing the concerns raised by neighbors.”