CHICAGO -- Cubs fans from across the city converged in Wrigleyville Saturday night to celebrate the team's NLCS win and the chance fans had been anticipating for decades: a trip to the World Series.
There were a lot of people: around 300,000, according to the city's Office of Emergency Management & Communications.
And despite the swell of bodies, the soaring spirits seemed to keep everything under control. Only six people were arrested, with nine medical transports and no property damage.
Predictions of cars flipped in the streets, fires, and rioting seemed to be overstated. Reports from people on the ground were fairly consistent - expecting chaos, they found mostly high-fiving masses.
"While the Cubs made the city proud with their Pennant win, fans and residents made the city equally as proud by celebrating safely and respecting the surrounding community after the game," said Rich Guidice, OEMC First Deputy Director.
And depending on how things go, at least two of the World Series games will take place here in Chicago, starting with Game 3 on Friday, October 28, with Game 4 on the following day.
As the Cubs have made the city proud, one can hope that their fans continue to do the same.