Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an amendment to the night game ordinance Wednesday, pushing the Cubs’ night game limit up to 40, with six Friday 3:05 p.m. games as early as this year.
The current neighborhood protection plan that expires in 2015 limits the Cubs to 30 night games, with 27 scheduled and three in case Major League Baseball asks for a schedule change for broadcasts. Currently no Friday 3:05 games are played.
Emanuel’s ordinance allows for 35 scheduled night games and five more in case of MLB asks. Any additional night games must be approved by City Council and would not count against the limit, including playoff games, rescheduled games and All-Star games.