Cubs to pay $388,000 for repairs following World Series celebration
The celebration the Cubs held following their World Series victory will cost the team a hefty amount.
Millions celebrated the Cubs’ victory over the Indians in the World Series with a parade through Chicago that ended at Grant Park. It was there Chairman Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon, and players addressed the crowd. The day was certainly one the city soon won’t forget. However, the aftermath will need to be tended to.
There was damage to the park’s grass and fencing, which the Cubs will pay $388,000 to repair, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Grant Park hosts numerous events each year and while Conservancy President Bob O’Neill was glad it was used as the site, he understands what comes with it.
“I think it’s great that Grant Park is dead center for celebrations. It’s just that we have to improve the park even more so,” he told The Tribune.
On one hand, it’s nearly $400,000. On the other, had the Cubs not won the World Series, they wouldn’t have to worry about a repair bill. I’m pretty sure they’re okay with it given the circumstances.