2017 Playoff Information

2017 National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field

Preliminary as of Monday, October 16th 

Game three: Tuesday, October 17th - Time: 8:00 p.m. 

Game four: Wednesday, October 18th - Time: 8:00 p.m.

Game five (if necessary): Thursday, October 19th - Time: 7:00 p.m.

Tentative Parking Restrictions*
Tuesday, October 17th until Thursday, October 19th
Times: 5:00 p.m. continuous until Friday, October 20th at 1:00 a.m.

  • Clark: School/Aldine to Irving Park (Both Sides)
  • Sheffield: Roscoe to Grace (Both Sides)
  • Addison: Halsted to Southport(Both Sides)
  • Racine: Clark to Roscoe (Both Sides)
                 Racine will be used as the Clark alternative CTA bus route
  • Irving Park: Clark to Seminary (Both Sides) 
  • Eddy: Clark to the first alley west (Both Sides)
  • Cornelia: Sheffield to the first alley east (Both Sides)
  • Cornelia: Clark to the first alley west (Both Sides)
  • Newport: Clark to the first alley west (Both Sides)
  • Patterson: Clark to Racine (Both Sides)

       *All parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department for safety and to support vehicle staging.

Com-Ed Substations- NO PARKING ANY TIME 10/14-10/24
* Com-Ed trucks will stage at the Sub-Stations during both Away & Home Games throughout post season
  • Seminary (Both Sides): Newport to 1st Alley North
  • Newport (North Side): Seminary to 1st Alley East
  • Seminary (Both Sides): 3900 Block

Street Closures:
Approximately 3 hours prior to each game until end of game as determined by CPD.

  • Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) - Pedestrian access will remain open on the East Side of Sheffield
  • Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) - Pedestrian access will remain open on the North Side of Waveland

Uber, Lyft, Limo & Taxi Information:

In an effort to minimize the impact of traffic in the community around Wrigley Field, the Chicago Police Department and OEMC have established the following drop-off, staging and pickup procedure for Taxis, Limousines, Uber and Lyft for all post-season games.

  • Limousines Uber, Lyft, Car Services: Drop-Off, Pickup and Staging will take place on Irving Park between Clark and Seminary.  
  • Taxi: Drop-Off, Pickup and Staging will take place on Clark Street between Roscoe and School.

MLB Broadcasting Support Vehicles and Trailers
NO PARKING ANY TIME - Thusrday, October 12th- Friday, November 10th

  • Clifton: 3700-3725

Bus Staging- CTA & Remote Parking Buses
Both CTA and Remote Parking Shuttle Buses will be staged in the westbound curb lane on Addison between Racine and Southport. Northbound Clark Street buses will stage on Racine between Cornelia and Addison.

  • CTA will load passengers at Lakewood
  • Remote Shuttle Buses will load passengers at Magnolia

Remote Parking Lot

  • Parking is available at the remote lot, located at 3900 N. Rockwell, with a free shuttle to Wrigley Field. Lots open approximately five hours prior to each game.

What to expect throughout the playoffs

  • Monday October 16th Media Day at Wrigley Field please anticipate activity throughout the day inside the ballpark. 
  • Media Staging area has been designated on the south side of Addison between Racine and Clark
  • Wire Baskets and Mailboxes throughout the security perimeter will be removed throughout post season. Bolted Wire Baskets will have secured covers placed over the tops.
  • Expect Street Closures between Belmont and Irving Park / Halsted and Southport. At the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC Arterial Streets MAY be closed to ALL vehicular traffic. Please have Photo ID and Proof of Residence available for presentation to any Public Safety Official, Police Officer or Traffic Management Personnel. Please be patient and follow the directives of the Public Safety Official. While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.
  • We have received a number of complaints about helicopters again hovering over the neighborhood and are working with Congressman Quigley's Office, the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration to find solutions. Last April, we submitted a letter to the FAA to seek guidance on limitations and noise levels from the various aircraft that fly over Wrigley Field and Lakeview. Because airspace is regulated by the federal government, we encourage you to contact the DuPage Flight Standards District Office of the FAA, 847-294-8700, to register your concerns/complaints and support this effort.

Game Day Highlights

Tuesday, October 17th

Gates Open approximately 2 Hours Prior to Game Time: 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18th

Gates Open approximately 2 Hours Prior to Game Time: 8 p.m. 

Thursday, October 19th

Gates Open approximately 2 Hours Prior to Game Time: 7:00 p.m.

  • A "night game" is a professional baseball game scheduled to begin at or after 4:10 p.m. 
  • Residential Permit Parking and all ballgame parking restrictions will be in effect. Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Permit Parking regulations are subject to ticket.
  • Priority Towing will take place in all special areas designated as No Parking Areas. If you believe your vehicle was towed, click here or call 311. You will need to know your license plate number or VIN number and the make/model of the vehicle. 
  • Vehicles parking in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as Bus Stops No Parking/Tow Zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow. 
  • Reminder: It is illegal for any person or organization to offer for sale, expose for sale or acquire for the purpose of sale any residential parking permit or daily parking permit. This includes posting permits for sale on websites or offering permits in conjunction with event tickets. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1500 and banned from purchasing residential daily parking permits.
  • Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline (1-866-427-3869/1-866-4CPD-TOW) to report quality of life issues requiring police attention. Please call 911 in cases of emergency. 
  • General complaints regarding the game or game-related issues should be directed to the Chicago Cubs at 773-404-CUBS.
  • "Hospitality Team" an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be stationed throughout the neighborhood. These teams aim to provide a visible presence in the community, provide crowd observation and incident response. Look for the teams in yellow jackets.
  • Tailgaiting and alchohol consumption on the public way are prohibited. Violations will be strictly enforced. 
  • Loitering will not be permitted on any streets surrounding Wrigley Field including, but not limited to; Clark, Addison, Waveland and Sheffield.
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