Wrigley Field plan a ‘burden’ for Lake View, residents say

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to let the Cubs play up to 46 night games per season at Wrigley Field, start six Friday games at 3:05 p.m. and stage four concerts “places too much of a burden” on congested Lake View and “materially decreases the quality of life” for area residents, a community group has concluded.

The Lake View Citizens Council declared its opposition to the night-game ordinance hours before the City Council’s License Committee is scheduled to start delivering on the promises Emanuel made in his “framework” agreement with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts.

“Up to 46 night games-per-season simply places too much of a burden on the Lake View community each year and materially decreases the quality of life for us as residents each time the evening rush hour runs directly into the traditional Cubs Game issues of traffic, parking and safety,” LVCC President Will DeMille wrote in a May 29 letter to Emanuel.

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