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Game day in Wrigleyville on Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Erica Gunderson / WTTW News)

In any other year, a parking spot near Wrigley Field on a game day would be a mirage or a miracle. But on the third day of the 2020 baseball season, parking spots were easy to find, and the cheek-to-jowl lines were nonexistent.

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Wrigley Field is viewed from a nearby rooftop before an opening day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers in Chicago, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Little about this pandemic-delayed season is routine — but for fans looking to see major league baseball live, there are few options besides the rooftops along Waveland and Sheffield avenues.

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Sandra Bilger, left, and Dustin Moore take a photo in front of the marquee at Wrigley Field before an opening day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers in Chicago, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

The Cubs were about to open their season at long last against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, and it sure sounded like a packed house at Wrigley Field. Of course, no fans were allowed inside the famed ballpark. The noise was piped in.

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Wiley Alexander, of Chicago, speaks to Lakeview Food Pantry volunteers at Wrigley Field’s temporary food pantry site on April 18, 2020. Alexander says he was laid off amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

One of America’s most iconic baseball parks is doubling as a food pantry as a growing number of Chicagoans struggle to provide for themselves and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wrigley Field should be stirring to life this week. But with the baseball season postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus pandemic, the Friendly Confines will instead welcome a temporary outpost of the Lakeview Pantry. 

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What Cub fans can expect from the latest round of off-season renovations.

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A wheelchair-bound Cubs fan claims the team removed handicap-accessible seating in the right field bleachers during its $750 million renovation project.

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Recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have cities with high-profile public targets eyeing their security for potential vulnerabilities.

Top Brass Throws Shade at Local Politicians

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The Cubs unveil the new Park at Wrigley as the team plays at home for the first time as World Series Champs.

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Photo by Trisha McCauley

Cubs fans, show us how you celebrate your amazing team! Whether you’ve got shots from Wrigley Field or your neighborhood bar or your cousin’s living room, we’d like to see them.

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There’s more tension between the Chicago Cubs and the Lakeview neighborhood. The latest battle centers on whether the plaza just to the west of the stadium should become, as one alderman characterizes it, the world’s largest beer garden.

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The Cubs have a new clubhouse, and it's one of the biggest and fanciest in all of baseball. Jay Shefsky takes us inside the the state-of-the-art facility.

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Crews are working around the clock to prepare Wrigley Field for next Monday's home opener. What will be ready to go, and what will continue to be under construction through the season?

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Getting swept by the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series is something the Chicago Cubs team and fans will soon want to forget. But the loss came during a memorable season for the Cubs. We reflect on the team’s 2015 season and look at what moves they will want to make in the off-season to keep them in contention next year.

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The road to the World Series begins tomorrow as the Cubs face the Pirates in a do-or-die wild-card game in Pittsburgh. We have a preview of what's at stake, both on and off the field.

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Mattefs and wife Amy at Wrigley Field, opening weekend 2014.

From Fergie to Ozzy, Chicago-native Tim "Grape" Mattefs has traveled the world as a touring live concert technician. But the lifelong Chicago Cubs fan has never experienced a live performance at Wrigley Field, until now. In the midst of a massive world tour with Australian rock and roll giants AC/DC, Mattefs will take the field of the "friendly confines" on Tuesday for a sold-out rock show of the ages.

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