New security restrictions in place ahead of Cubs home opener Monday

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CHICAGO -- Wrigley Field is stepping up its security for Monday's opening day.

No trucks will be allowed near the ballpark, and car traffic will be slowed to a trickle. The traffic restrictions will start two hours before the game and end an hour after the game.

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications says all trucks and vans bigger than a cargo van will be banned from the area surrounded by Irving Park Rd., Belmont Ave., Halsted St. and Southport Ave.

The Cubs wanted Clark and Addison completely shut down on game days.

The security clampdown will be reviewed after three games, but it likely will remain in place all season.

The Cubs home opener is against the LA Dodgers at 7:05 p.m.

Watch the Friday Cubs Presser discussing the new restrictions:

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