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The Park at Wrigley Field to be Unveiled on Chicago Cubs' Opening Day

Chicago Cubs fans and Wrigleyville and Lakeview will soon be able to spend even more time at Wrigley Field. On the Cubs’ opening day (April 10), a ribbon-cutting ceremony will officially herald the opening of what’s being called The Park at Wrigley Field.

DNA Info reports summer events at the plaza, just north of Clark and Addison streets, include a Thursday farmers market, which will run June 15 through October 26; concerts; and family movie nights. It will also host special events, including the two-day "Craft and Cuisine" beer, wine, and food fest. A Starbucks, two-story restaurant, Cubs store, and room for the World Series trophy will open in an office building facing the plaza. People can also rent out the plaza for events.

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said in February he wants the plaza to host events every day. The plaza will have restrictions to mitigate the effect on the neighborhood, including requiring visitors to have tickets to access the plaza during games and ballpark concerts. They are also putting a limit of 12 special events at the plaza per year, with only five of those being concerts. Special events refer to those with attendance of at least 1,000 people, amplified sound or alcohol sales.

Rendering courtesy of Park at Wrigley
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