City approves Wrigleyville rooftops to allow some fans during Cubs games

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CHICAGO — The City of Chicago has approved Wrigleyville rooftops to allow fans for Cubs games at 25% capacity.

According to a Wrigleyville rooftop owner, who wishes to remain unidentified until the news is formally announced, tickets for rooftops will go on sale once Major League Baseball formalizes this season’s schedule. Rooftop tickets for any exhibition games played at Wrigley Field will not be sold.

The rooftop owner estimates the 25% capacity cap would limit tickets to about 25 per game. Some rooftops have greater capacity which would allow for more fans. The price for tickets remained undetermined.

Last week, Cubs President of Baseball Operations Crane Kenney told two local radio stations the team expected local rooftops to be open with fans for games while adhering to the city’s social distancing guidelines.

The mayor’s office sent the following statement.

“Maintaining the health and safety of Chicago’s residents, particularly as we continue to gradually reopen, is our top priority. Earlier this month, we issued additional guidance to restaurants and taverns as it pertains to reopening and moving into phase four. As the the rooftop patios overlooking Wrigley field are also restaurants and taverns, they are included in this overarching guidance and must operate within the guidelines established by the City in coordination with public health guidance.”

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