Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney told 670 The Score last week that the team was planning to host fans at Wrigley Field this season and vowed that the rooftops would be open for business. While mayor Lori Lightfoot took exception to the Cubs jumping the gun a little bit after what Kenney said had been productive talks with her office, it does appear as though progress has been made.
According to a report from WGN’s Josh Frydman, the city has granted approval for Wrigleyville rooftops to operate at 25% capacity, which is higher than allowed by Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois proposal. It’s interesting that the Chicago would allow a higher percentage, but that could be a matter of the first game still being more than three weeks away.
Source tells me the city of Chicago has given approval to Wrigleyville rooftops to host fans for Cubs games at 25% capacity. Tickets expected to go on sale once the MLB schedule is released, though my source says tickets will not be sold for potential exhibition games. @WGNNews
— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) July 1, 2020
Tickets are reportedly not being sold for any of the Cubs’ potential exhibition games, but will go on sale for the regular season once the schedule is announced. Stay tuned.