Remote parking for Cubs games, an accommodation granted to the team as part of the recent stadium renovation program, is now in jeopardy according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The Wrigley Field parking service now needs to apply for a “special-use permit” to continue operations.
Weeks before opening day, the new 1,000-space location was announced at Basic Wire & Cable as a remote lot to service Cubs games at no cost to drivers. The lot, about 2.5 miles from the stadium, replaced last year’s $6 remote location at DeVry.
Upon announcement, Cubs officials lauded the new shuttle lot as means to reduce the Wrigley Field congestion that upset Wrigleyville residents. Now, it’s the North Center citizens that are unhappy, fearing a big lot will attract drunk driving and rowdy tailgating. The lot’s provided parking for six dates thus far without issue, but locals contend the early season’s cold weather tempers fans behavior and the worst is yet to come.
The local push from North Center forces the Cubs to apply for this permit. Until a resolution is achieved, the Basic Wire & Cable lot continues to run. Should the permit be denied, drivers seeking low-cost Wrigley Field parking can book Chicago Cubs parking spaces on our website for as low as $6.