The Cubs held a meeting with people who live in the residential neighborhood adjacent to their new remote parking lot. It did not go well.
The meeting was held at the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, expecting to grab a handout with details on how this parking program will operate. Instead it was an angry and contentious meeting between the alderman, Chicago Cubs representatives and the residents. In attendance were 47th Ward Ald. Ameya Pawar, and representing the Cubs, Kam Buckner (Manager, Government and Neighborhood Relations) and Matt Kenny (Senior Director, Wrigley Field Event Operations). The meeting space was almost full with approximately 100 residents present.
It quickly became evident how hostile the crowd was toward the alderman and the Cubs. This was the first public meeting about this program, which will begin this Friday. The residents had not been surveyed or contacted about these plans. They had no details on the program.