Alert!: NHL Winter Classic Parking Restrictions, Street Closures
I think one of the coolest events of the decade, may be this NHL Winter Classic being held at Wrigley Field on New Year’s Day.
Just the idea of watching the Chicago Blackhawks skating against the Detroit Red Wings outdoors, sends chills down my spine.
The Geek, of course, is not anywhere near cool enough or wealthy enough to have scored tickets to this event. But I can’t wait to watch and/or listen to the game–and I’m not really a huge hockey fan.
However dear readers, there are some parking restrictions in Wrigleyville you are going to be made aware of.
Behind Wrigley Field, on Sheffield form Addision to Waveland will be closed.
From 6:00 PM Wednesday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve) until 8:00 PM, Thursday January 1 (New Year’s Day), no parking will be allowed along Clark Streeet from Newport to Irving Park Rd.
That’s a pretty long strip of Clark Street, so be aware, read the signs.
I recommend staying out of the neighborhood or taking public transportation to the game.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The night game residential parking restrictions that are in effect for Cub’s night games are NOT, I repeat are NOT in effect for the NHL Winter Classic.