Selling stuff outside Wrigley? Court says no—even to the Cubs

The sidewalks next to Wrigley Field are about to get a little less crowded thanks to a decision by a federal appeals court on peddlers outside the stadium.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that vendors of Chicago Baseball magazine, a Chicago Cubs-focused publication that its owners have sold outside Wrigley Field for nearly two decades, may no longer do so on the sidewalks next to the ballpark.

In a 12-page opinion (read it below), the court upheld an October district court decision denying the magazine owner’s request for an injunction that would have allowed him to continue selling the publication next to the stadium.

At issue is a 2006 City of Chicago ordinance that prevents peddling on the sidewalks immediately adjacent to the venue.

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