UPDATE (June 22, 2014): The Cubs have been granted a special permit by the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals to continue their parking operation on North Rockwell St. The city has laid some ground rules for the Cubs to follow that will addresses some of the North Center residents initial concerns.
Parking for a baseball game at Wrigley Field without ParkWhiz can be a pain. At the beginning of the 2014 season the Cubs opened up a free 1,000 space parking lot, complete with free shuttle, in Chicago’s North Center. Unfortunately, they didn’t apply for the proper city permit to operate such a lot. On top of the permit controversy, North Center residents are not happy with the possibility of drunk fans traipsing through their neighborhood.
The Cubs organization will finally get a chance to receive permits and permissions to operate the free lot when they take their cause to the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20th.