CHICAGO (CBS)– The Cubs were supposed to welcome fans back to Wrigley Field last Monday, instead they’re teaming up with the Mayor Lori Lightfoot and all of the city’s other pro sports teams to keep Chicagoans safe.
Their message is a clear, “we are not playing, so neither should you!”
“Hey Chicago, What Do You Say
Let’s Stay Safe at Home Today”
These words on @Cubs Wrigley Field marquee come as city partners w/ Chicago’s pro sports teams to encourage fans to follow statewide stay-at-home order.
— Eric Cox (@EricCoxTV) April 6, 2020
The idea is to use the sports teams and their players to encourage fans to follow the statewide stay-at-home order. The campaign comes right after the mayor’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” movement.
At a media conference on Monday morning, Lightfoot showed a preview of a PSA video that featured local athletes asking the public to stay home.
Lightfoot said the pandemic has impact athletes and has had a profound economic impact on Chicago sports.
The mayor’s office says you will soon see billboards and online ads on your social media feeds featuring some of your favorite players, urging you to play your part and stay at home.