In news that feels all the more appropriate after yesterday’s horrific attack in Manchester, England, the Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago Cubs are going to send money to the city of Chicago to add security cameras around Wrigley Field.
Per the report, the Cubs will send $1 million to the city to buy and install dozens new security cameras in the vicinity of the park, one of the most visited areas in the city on game days.
The Cubs have long suggested closing the streets around Wrigley Field on game days, including Clark and Addison, both major thoroughfares in the area, and have, to date, been rebuffed by the neighborhood and the city, citing obvious congestion concerns.
Wrigley Field was evacuated in August 2015 after a bomb threat, which was thoroughly investigated and ultimately deemed not credible. It was a reminder of just how dangerous an attack at the ballpark could be, and a reminder that vigilance is the price of having such large gatherings.
Hopefully the new security cameras will be up quickly, and add to what is already – generally – a safe area.