CHICAGO — Wrigleyville residents have begun circulating petitions to ban beer and alcohol sales at the North Side ballpark, where night baseball games will begin on Aug. 8. Residents of the 31st precinct of the 44th Ward must obtain about 200 signatures in order to place the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot for a vote. Mike Quigley, vice president of Citizens United for Baseball in Sunshine (CUBS) and an aide to Ald. Bernard Hansen (44th), said the precinct has nine businesses with liquor licenses, including three held by the Cubs. Quigley said neighborhood residents want guarantees that the Cubs will not play more than 18 night games a year.

Chicago Tribune, July 28, 1988

and YESTERDAY.....

A panel of Chicago aldermen today signed off on a plan to allow more night games at Wrigley Field.............Under the proposal, which could go to the full City Council for a vote Wednesday, the Cubs would be allowed to schedule 35 night games outright each season. The team would hold back an additional five night games to satisfy requirements of Major League Baseball’s national television contract.  If MLB used up those five and wanted more, the Cubs would need to get the OK from the the city's legal department or the City Council to schedule up to six additional night games.

Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2013,0,1236940.story

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