Want to catch a Cubs game this summer and enjoy a few hours of feeling alive? It’s not going to be cheap, especially for the upcoming opening weekend series against the Brewers, but you don’t care because corona has left a void in your life and the only thing that can make you feel whole again is watching the boys playing in front of an empty Wrigley Field.
A quick look at rooftop options shows a pair of Saturday rooftops at Wrigley View on Waveland going for $900 after fees and Chicago taxes. That’ll include all you can eat and drink so start cutting back now on carbs and be ready to go hard Saturday afternoon when it’s going to be a glorious 88 degrees. Just think of how many dogs and drafts you can crush in that weather. Shirts off. Cargo shorts side pocket holding a bag of nuts. Smell of summer in the air.
Again, it’ll cost you $900 Saturday (Friday’s opener is sold out), but think of how you’ll feel after the experience.
At Wrigley Rooftops LLC, guests will be required to sign a waiver and wear masks when not seated. Food service will be staggered to keep lines manageable and there will be the now-customary six feet between groups.
Prices will be similar to Wrigley View. A pair on a Sheffield Ave. rooftop for Monday, August 3 against the Royals will run $901.
I know what you’re thinking: if rooftops can have fans and socially distance them, why can’t they put fans in the ballparks — even at a limited number? Don’t be shocked if teams get a weekend into the season and suddenly the owners start whispering about letting limited numbers in.
Don’t forget, the Ricketts family already owns pretty much all of the rooftops around Wrigley so in effect they’re going to have fans at the games anyway.