By Nick Wilder
Along with the Wrigley Field renovations, a large plaza could be placed outside of the stadium that would also sell alcohol.
A new ordinance was introduced to the City Council on Tuesday by Alderman Tom Tunney of the 44th Ward. It would allow the selling and consumption of alcohol in the plaza next to Wrigley Field, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.
Fans would be able to bring alcohol out of the stadium and into the plaza, as long as the beverage is in a specifically marked cup.
This concept was embedded into the original deal for a $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field and changes to the surrounding area, but it had to be structured. The selling of alcohol would be allowed in the plaza between 11 a.m. until midnight on weekends and until 11 p.m. on weeknights, when events were being held at Wrigley Field.
However, the Cubs have consistently maintained that they would not begin construction on any portion of the renovation plan to the stadium or possible plaza until they complete an agreement with the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association.