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Cubs game change: Double-header at Wrigley Field during Gay Pride weekend

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Baseball fans cheer in the upper deck of Wrigley field  in this 2002 photo.  (AP)

Baseball fans cheer in the upper deck of Wrigley field in this 2002 photo. (AP) (AP Photo / (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren))

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The Chicago Cubs agreed to host a double-header against the Washington Nationals on Saturday, June 28, to ease congestion in the Lakeview during the Gay Pride Parade.

The second game against the Nationals was scheduled for June 29, but that's the same day as the Gay Pride Parade, which drew more than one million people last year. Lakeview Alderman Tom Tunney requested the Cubs change to a double-header.

According to the Cubs, the first game of the doubleheader will be played at 12:05 p.m. The second game is scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m.

The change in game times could be seen as an olive branch from the Cubs to Tunney and Wrigleyville residents, after negotiations on a $500 million renovation plan for Wrigley Field broke down.

 

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