CHICAGO (CBS) — The chairman of the Chicago Cubs is pushing back against some proposed city restrictions on the plaza the team hopes to operate just outside Wrigley Field along Addison Street.
Chairman Tom Rickets is accusing Ald. Tom Tunney of going back on a previous agreement on rules that would govern Wrigley Plaza, which the team wants to establish alongside the ballpark.READ MORE: Along With Chicago FOP, Alderman Wants To Repeal COVID Vaccine Mandate
Tunney’s latest proposal would restrict beer and wine sales to limited hours on game days and other special events.READ MORE: Great Uncle Of Laquan McDonald Defends Decision To Support Rahm Emanuel For Ambassador Of Japan
Ricketts envisions the plaza as a sort of town square and says worries about rowdy drinking aren’t realistic.
“We are the only ones in this neighborhood that provide extra security, that are responsible for cleaning up,” he said. “We are the ones that take care of this area. We are not trying to make our lives harder. We are trying to make our fans’ experience better.”MORE NEWS: 2 People Arrested Following Accidentally Shooting Of 2 Officers In Lyons
Ald. Tunney has said he’s simply acting on the concerns of his constituents.