Words I wasn’t sure I would ever have a chance to type…
But the dream is not merely a dream. but irrefutably, unimaginably, reality. The weather promises—inasmuch as Chicago weather can promise—to provide a beautiful November Friday. Workplaces will, no doubt, look the other way as you extend your lunch hour past acceptable parameters for what is for so many long-suffering fans, a celebration well-deserved.
Details are as follows:
The celebration kicks off at 10am Friday at Wrigley Field and will head south to Grant Park’s Lower Hutchinson Field, arriving there at approximately noon.The City of Chicago is recommending three parade viewing zones:
- Addison Street from Sheffield to Pine Grove.
- North Michigan Avenue from Oak to Ohio streets.
- Columbus Drive between Monroe Street and Balbo Avenue.
The rally at Lower Hutchinson Field should be around noon, is free, and you will need to pass through security screenings at one of two entrances, Michigan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard and Michigan and Congress Parkway.
Other helpful bits from DNAInfo.com:
“There will be street closures along the route, with some starting as early as 4 a.m. Friday. The city did not detail the closures or the times. The CTA will be adding buses and trains to help people reach the parade routes, but the transit authority warned fans “to allow plenty of travel time due to street closures, traffic congestion and reroutes.” Attendees should also fill up their Ventra cards before heading to their nearby “L” station, where the lines could be long.
Metra is also adding service Friday, and offering a $5 unlimited ride ticket for the parade day.”