OEMC Reminds Fans and Residents of Traffic Impacts and Security Measures in Place for the Crosstown Classic Games on the North Side Tomorrow, 6/18 and Wednesday, 6/19

June 17, 2019

The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs will face one other in the annual Crosstown Classic - North Series and play two back to back evening games at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:05 p.m. and Wednesday, June 19 at 7:05 p.m. Doors will open for both games at 5:05 p.m.

"Chicagoans look forward this friendly rivalry every year, and we encourage fans to be respectful of the neighborhood, residents and other fans by adhering to regulations,” said OEMC Director Rich Guidice.

Access to the Park at Wrigley is limited to stadium event ticket holders. The plaza will open two hours before the Wrigley Field gates open for ticket holders and will remain open up to one hour after the game.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists in the area should be prepared for traffic slowdowns adjacent to the ballpark, which will be implemented by public safety officials should conditions warrant. Truck access will be restricted two hours before the game and one hour after the game, or until pedestrian flow is reduced to normal operations. Street closures in the area may be implemented to ensure the public safety.

To ease traffic congestion near Wrigley Field, there is a free remote lot at Basic Wire & Cable located at 3900 N. Rockwell.

Public Transportation + Paratransit Service

As always, public transportation is recommended. For Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Train and Bus information, visit www.transitchicago.com.

Paratransit pick up and drop off will be located at the northeast corner of Addison and Sheffield (in front of Draft Kings).

Rideshare Services

Fans traveling to Wrigley Field using rideshare services from the north can be picked up/dropped off on Irving Park between Clark and Seminary; those traveling from the south can be picked up/dropped off on the 3300 block of N. Clark, on the west side of the street.

The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection also reminds those using rideshare options to be alert to passenger safety and ride smart:

  • Make sure taxis and liveries are City-licensed.
  • Be sure you are entering the correct rideshare vehicle and driver.
  • Only enter vehicles curbside.

For more RIDE SMART CHICAGO tips, visit the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer
Protection (BACP) at https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/bacp/supp_info/ridesmartchicago.html

Alcohol, Peddling and Parking Enforcement

As a reminder, the Chicago Police Department stresses the strict enforcement of public intoxication ordinances and DUI laws, as well as City and State liquor laws that prohibit over-serving and serving alcohol to minors. Additionally, the peddling of goods without a license and the selling or soliciting the sale of residential parking passes is illegal. As they do for all home games, the Chicago Police will have an increased presence around Wrigley to ensure the public safety.

To assist with increased traffic and activity, the Traffic Management Authority will deploy traffic control aides on both game days.

Those in the area of Wrigley Field should be cognizant of the night game LV2 permit parking. Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. If your vehicle is towed, call 3-1-1 City Services to obtain assistance in locating your vehicle.

If You See Something, Say Something

OEMC encourages attendees, ballpark employees and fans to always be aware of surroundings and if they see something, say something to authorities, by reporting suspicious objects or activity to on-site security personnel or by calling 9-1-1.

Notify Chicago

For free up-to-date information on traffic disruptions, severe weather, game day traffic notices, Chicago emergency alerts and other messages, sign-up for OEMC’s NotifyChicago alert system at www.notifychicago.org, or follow OEMC on twitter under the handle @ChicagoOEMC.

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