Wrigleyville’s surge parking begins with Cubs home opener

By Wenjing Yang

The Chicago Cubs opened their season at home on Monday and the city of Chicago launched its surge parking experiment in Wrigleyville. Parking meter rates will double from $2 to $4 per hour starting two hours before games and events and ending at midnight. The city’s experiment with surge parking affects 1,100 spots near Wrigley Field on game days and other events at the ballpark, officials said.

Fans, local businesses and residents shared their opinions before the home opener.

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Photo at top: Wirgley Field bleacher gate. (Wenjing Yang/MEDILL)