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Record #: O2018-7796   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/20/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation
Final action: 9/20/2018
Title: One Time Exception to Wrigley Field Adjacent Area Ordinance allowing Chicago Cubs to hold Major League Baseball game on September 14, 2018 at 7:05 P.M.
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: STADIUMS/ARENAS - Wrigley Field
Attachments: 1. O2018-7796.pdf
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, Clear limits are set by the Municipal Code of Chicago and an associated contract with the Chicago Cubs on when, and how many, night games may be played each season at Wrigley Field; and

WHEREAS, A special situation has arisen that calls for consideration of a one-time departure from the foregoing limitations; namely, that the Chicago Cubs are chasing the playoffs and are attempting to stay in first place in the Central Division, but have a make-up game at 4:05 p.m. in Washington, DC on September 13, 2018, for which they have to fly out only for the one game, and must return to Chicago to play the Cincinnati Reds, at a 1:20 p.m. game at Wrigley Field on September 14, 2018, giving the team little time for rest and preparation; and

WHEREAS, rescheduling the game from the afternoon to the evening would give the Chicago Cubs almost six more hours of rest, and thus they would be a team better prepared to win; and
WHEREAS, The one-game scheduling allowance provided by this ordinance is specifically and explicitly for one time only, and is of no precedential effect whatsoever; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The Chicago Cubs may hold a Major League Baseball game at Wrigley Field at 7:05 p.m. on September 14, 2018. This shall count as one of the games allowed under Section 4-156-430(B)(2)(a).
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect following due passage and approval and shall be deemed to apply retroactively to September 14, 2018.
Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
city of chicago




September 13,2018


TO THE HONORABLE. THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EVENTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Tunney, an ordinance authorizing a one-time exception to night game restrictions.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.
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