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Record #: O2021-1330   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/21/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 5/26/2021
Title: One Time Exception allowing Chicago Cubs to hold Major League Baseball game at Wrigley Field on June 18, 2021 at 7:05 P.M.
Sponsors: Tunney, Thomas
Topic: STADIUMS/ARENAS - Wrigley Field
Attachments: 1. O2021-1330.pdf

April 21, 2021

Committee on License and Consumer Protection






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 situation has arisen that calls for consideration of a one-time departure from the foregoing limitations; namely, that the Chicago Cubs are playing a game at 6:10 p.m. in New York, NY on June 17, 2021, and must return to Chicago to play the Miami Marlins, at a 1:20 p.m. game at Wrigley Field on June 18, 2021, 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,




SECTION 1. The Chicago Cubs may hold a Major League Baseball game at Wrigley Field at 7:05 p.m. on June 18, 2021. This shall count as one of the games allowed under Section 4-156-430(B)(2)(a).

Thomas M. Tunney 44th Ward Alderman

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect following due passage and approval.