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Cubs, Neighbors At Odds Over Remote Parking Lot

Cubs fans can use the remote parking lot at Basic Wire & Cable at Irving Park & Rockwell then take a free shuttle bus to the game.

Cubs fans can use the remote parking lot at Basic Wire & Cable at Irving Park & Rockwell then take a free shuttle bus to the game.

The city told the Chicago Cubs in exchange for the ability to host more night games, they needed to setup a free remote parking that could handle at least 1000 vehicles.

And the Cubs did.

The Cubs organization made an agreement with Basic Wire & Cable, located at Irving Park and Rockwell west of Wrigley Field, to lease the company’s 1000+ spot parking lot to allow Cubs fans to park and take a free shuttle bus to the game.

But someone in the Cubs organization forgot to alert the neighborhood and area residents loudly expressed their displeasure at a community meeting late last week according to DNA Info.

Parking Restrictions Return To Lakeview For Cubs 1st Night Game

The first two Cubs’ night games of the 2013 season Tuesday and Wednesday nights will bring even more traffic gridlock and parking chaos in the North Side neighborhoods surrounding the field.

Police and 10 city tow trucks will be out in force starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening ticketing and towing cars parked on area residential streets which do not display the residential parking permits or guest passes with the LV-2 or 383 designations. The restrictions continue until 10 p.m.

The parking tickets carry a $50 fine, but drivers will also have to pay $160 to retrieve their car from the auto pound.

“We ask people to watch for parking signs in residential neighborhoods,” said Department of Streets and Sanitation spokeswoman Anne Sheahan. “We don’t want anyone getting parking tickets. Just be respectful of the neighborhood and watch for signs.”

The strict parking restrictions — in an area roughly bordered by Lake Shore Drive to the east, Ravenswood Avenue to the west, Belmont Avenue to the south and Montrose Avenue to the north — will be in effect for 27 Cubs night games this year, and possibly more.

Read more at DNA Info Chicago.

Some Lakeview Residents Opposed To More Parking

In the battle involving the Chicago Cubs, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), rooftop owners and neighborhood residents over renovations to Wrigley Field, parking has been one of the main issues of concern.

But some Wrigleyville residents are opposed to the idea of adding more parking in Lakeview.

According to DNA Info Chicago, a group of Lakeview residents claim the current lots and garages in the area are under utilized and building more parking spaces will increase traffic in an already congested neighborhood.

Back-To-Back Night Games At Wrigley Start Monday

The Philadelphia Phillies kick off a three game stand beginning tonight with a pair of back-to-back night games against the Cubs.

The games start at 7:05 PM, but parking restrictions on residential streets are in effect as of 5 PM.

Don’t even think about parking on any side street in Lakeview without a proper residential parking permit or legit RPP guest pass.

Otherwise, it’s a ticket and a tow for you.

Just avoid driving in Lakeview the next two days.

Cubs Night Game Tonight, Restrictions Begin At 5

The All-Star Break is over, and the Cubs start off the second half of the season with a night game against the Florida Marlins.

First pitch is at 7:05 PM, but parking restrictions begins at 5 PM.

If you don’t have a proper residential parking permit or RPP guest pass and parked on a side street in Lakeview–you’re going to be ticketed and possibly towed.

We say…stay the heck out of Lakeview if you’re driving.

ALERT!: Cubs Night Game This Evening At Wrigley

The Chicago Cubs try to even up the series against the Houston Astros after yesterday’s loss tonight at 7:05 PM at Wrigley Field.

This night game, of course, means parking restrictions for street parking around Wrigley Field go into effect at 5 PM.

We encourage all our readers to make sure they have fled the Lakeview area well before 5 PM.

Remember, if you’re caught parking on a side street with zone 383 residential permit parking restrictions (which is the entirety of the 44th ward) or LV-2 signs, without the proper RPP stickers or guest passes, you flirt with being ticketed and towed.

Not fun.

ALERT!: Back-To-Back Cubs Night Games Start Tonight In Wrigleyville

The New York Mets are in town starting tonight to play our Chicago Cubs.

This Tuesday evening kicks off the start of two back-to-back night games at Wrigley Field.

In other words, night game parking restrictions are in place all over the Wrigleyville and greater Lakeview neighborhoods starting at 5 PM and lasting until 10 PM.

This means, if you do not have the proper residential parking permits or RPP guest passes stuck to your windshield your car faces a ticket and potentially a trip to the auto pound courtesy of a Streets & Sanitation tow truck.

ALERT!: Cubs Night Game Saturday Night

If you’re considering a drive into Lakeview for dinner, drinking or shopping tonight you may want to think twice.

It’s Cubs vs. Giants tonight at Wrigley with a 6:10 start.

Night game parking restrictions on side streets start at 5 PM.

Don’t drive into Wrigleyville unless you’ve got the right parking passes.

Just say no to the tow!

ALERT!: Cubs Night Game Tonight, Tomorrow

The Colorado Rockies come to town to play a three game series at Wrigley Field.

The first two nights, tonight and tomorrow are night games.

Of course this means lots of ticketing and towing for vehicles without proper RPP city stickers or guest passes in LV2 and 383 zones.

Restrictions kick in at 5 PM and last until 10 PM.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05.

Try to avoid Lakeview this evening if you can.

Here’s the full Cubs’ night game schedule for 2011 and other news you can use on Wrigleyville parking.

ALERT!: Night Game Parking Restrictions Tonight In Wrigleyville

UPDATE: Game got rained out and is re-scheduled for Wednesday evening as part of a twi-night double-header. Assume night game parking restrictions will be in place as of 5 PM.

It’s two for Tuesday.

Tuesday evening  Wrigleyville sees the second Cubs  night game of the season.

The Cubs try to make it two games in a row after their 1-0 win against the San Diego Padres at last night’s game.

Remember, parking restrictions kick in at 5 PM and last until 10 PM.