With a hotel in Wrigleyville, and a game scheduled, it was the perfect time to wander around the neighborhood while the crowd gathered. Without tickets, and being much too cold for late May, I skipped the game to focus on the outside scenes.
Th Addison El stop.
Knock off T Shirts across the street from the stadium grounds.
Pay homage to Cubs great Billy Williams.
Security was out in full force.
Some San Francisco Giants fans hanging out in front of the fire station.
Need a Cubs shirt?
Riding in style.
With parking a premium, the flaggers go all out to attract attention. His 10′ high PARKING sign was mounted in his backpack. Many are jammed under the El tracks, and throughout small lots in the neighborhood. Most cost $40 for a 3 hour game.