It’s officially happening:
— ParkatWrigley (@parkatwrigley) October 3, 2017
So if you’re not traveling to DC to catch the Cubs and Nats, you can come to the plaza to the west of Wrigley Field to watch the games with a Cub-friendly crowd. I think I’m taking in Game One from a Wrigleyville bar, but I’ll be there at The Park for the Game Two watch party, myself.
I’m so glad the Cubs and the city were able to work this one out, because it’s going to be a lot of fun for fans who might not otherwise get to go to a playoff game. I watched Game Seven of the World Series at The Metro last year across from Wrigley Field with about a thousand other Cubs fans, and, short of being at the game, I’m gonna say it was just about as good as it gets.
Details from the release:
Fans can root for the National League Central Champion Chicago Cubs at the Park at Wrigley when the team plays the Washington Nationals for National League Division Series (NLDS) away games starting Friday, October 6. The Park at Wrigley will show live game broadcasts on the large video board for NLDS Game 1, Game 2, and if necessary, Game 5.
A ticket will be required for the event. Each ticket will cost $10 with net proceeds benefiting Cubs Charities, which provides increased access to sports opportunities and targets improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. Fans can purchase a maximum of four tickets. Children age 2-and-under are free. Limited seating will be available on-site.
Park at Wrigley gates will open an hour before the start of the broadcast and will close at the conclusion of the event. Fans can purchase food and beverages, as well as enjoy select giveaways. Event parking is free on a first-come, first-served basis in the Toyota Camry Lot at 1126 W. Grace St. All bags, purses and containers will be inspected prior to entry. Guests also will be checked for prohibited items.
For additional event information, including how to purchase tickets and a list of prohibited items, visit www.parkatwrigley.com/events.