Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Two Concerts At Wrigley Field This Week

Wrigley Field is hosting two concerts this week, Billy Joel on Thursday, August 27, and the Foo Fighters on Saturday, August 29.  There will be some parking restrictions and other adjustments that will affect residents of Buena Park.  In an email today, Ald. Tunney outlines all the changes involved. The entire newsletter is here, and it's lengthy, with good information if you're attending either show. We're just going to highlight what may affect Uptown residents:

"Parking Restrictions 
  • Clark – East Side Only - Waveland to Irving Park
    8/27 & 8/29 2pm – Midnight 
  • Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (both sides)
    8/27 & 8/29 2pm – Midnight 
Limo and Taxi Information.  In an effort to minimize the impact of traffic in the community around Wrigley Field, the 44th Ward, the Chicago Police Department, OEMC and the Chicago Department of Transportation have established the following pickup/outbound regulations for Taxis, limousines, and car services for the concerts:
  • Limousines and car services must stage along Irving Park Road.  All pickups must occur on Irving Park Road between Clark and Seminary (East of Clark).
What to Expect as Concert Setup/Takedown Takes Place 
  • The lights at Wrigley Field will be on throughout the week as the Concert Setup/Takedown takes place. Lights will be on overnight on August 24th into August 25th. Lights will be on to at least 11pm on August 25th, August 26th, August 28th and August 30th. On the show days of August 27th and August 29th, the lights will be on OVERNIGHT.
  • Sound & Lighting Checks.  Sound and Lighting Checks are anticipated on Wednesday August 26th and Friday, August 28th and will be completed by 10pm.  Sound checks should also be anticipated on the day of each concert.
  • Concert Day Highlights.  The Cubs Hotline will be open One Hour before until Two Hours after the concerts (1-866-427-3869).  Residents are encouraged to contact either the Night Game Hotline or 911 to report problems and issues."
The full newsletter is here.

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