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Wrigley Field Plaza Liquor Sales Limits

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Wrigley Field Plaza liquor sales limits have been unanimously recommended by a city council committee, with full city council approval expected today.

The limits will cut off liquor sales when a weekday game ends or an hour after a weekend game ends. In addition, you must also have a game ticket to get onto the plaza.

Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) is trying to prevent a rowdy beer garden.

“This is an incremental ordinance that allows us to get our feet wet, to crawl before we walk, before we run,” said Tunney.

However, Mike LuFrano of the Cubs said that the limits go to far.

“We don’t think we should be saying no just because the events get popular,” said LuFrano.

The Cubs are going along with the limits, for now, in hopes of negotiating a better deal later.

89 WLS Sports Pregame Show – Thursday, July 17th – Producer’s Log

Chris Kuc, Hockey writer for the Chicago Tribune, joined the show to talk Blackhawks. The 2013-2014 season schedules was supposed to be released this week but has yet to happen. The problem with releasing the schedule is figuring out if the players can play in the 2014 Winter Olympics. With many of the key players potentially playing for their countries, Lou and the guys want to know if Hawks fans should be worried. Well, what happened last time the Hawks players played in the Olympics during the season? They won the Stanley Cup. Don’t worry Hawks fans!

We had breaking news during the show that the City Plan Commission APPROVED the $500 million revamp for Wrigley Field, which is the second oldest ballpark in America. 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney surprised everyone with an endorsement of the plan. The revamp plan includes a 175 room hotel, a four-screen digital advertising board, and a pedestrian bridge that will stretch over Clark Street. 

Tune in tomorrow at 5PM to hear the top sports stories around Chicago and the country!