5 Things You Need To Know for Tomorrow’s Chicago Cubs World Series Parade
It’s time to celebrate our 2016 World Series Champion, the Chicago Cubs! Although details are still being finalized, those traveling to the Loop Friday should expect to encounter additional traffic and street closures as a result of the parade and rally.
The team will leave Wrigley Field at approximately 10:00 a.m., traveling from Addison and Sheffield to Pine Grove and then continue on to Lake Shore Drive. The downtown portion of the parade is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and will travel along Michigan Avenue between Oak St. and Ohio St. and then along Columbus Dr. between Monroe St. and Balbo Ave, ending at Grant Park at noon for the city’s official rally.
Celebrating in the Loop
While all of Grant Park will be free and open to the public, the City of Chicago recommends viewing at Columbus Drive from Monroe Street to Balbo Avenue. All who enter Grant Park will have to pass through security screening at entrances at Michigan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard and Michigan and Congress Parkway. The city will allow closed water bottles and food vendors will be on site. The City of Chicago stresses that, "there will be zero tolerance for public drinking."
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will provide additional services to customer traveling to the Loop on Friday. As always with city-wide events, riders are advised to allow plenty of travel time due to increased activity and road closures.
Metra will also be adding extra services on Friday to accommodate extra commuters and offer a $5 unlimited day pass.
Street closures surrounding the parade route will be in place as early as Friday at 4:00 a.m. Please visit http://loopchicago.com/get-around/advisories for more information as it is received.
Your World Series Champion Apparel
You will want to score some Chicago Cubs World Series apparel before the celebration tomorrow. While official merchandise may be hard to come by, Clark Street Sports in Block Thirty-Seven Shops and Lids on State Street are some great places to check!