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Cubs will pay $388,000 for park repairs in wake of World Series celebration

Chicago fans during a celebration honoring the World Series champions at Grant Park in Chicago on Nov. 4.
Chicago fans during a celebration honoring the World Series champions at Grant Park in Chicago on Nov. 4. The Associated Press

For the most part, the Chicago Cubs World Series victory parade and rally was a peaceful event.

But the Chicago Tribune reported that fans did damage to Grant Park, where the rally was held earlier this month, and the Cubs will pay $388,000 for repairs.

From the Tribune story: “In the wake of the rally, the park had damaged or missing grass in Lower Hutchinson Field between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus, south of Balbo Drive.

“The repairs will include grading, aeration and the addition of topsoil and sand along with repairs to fencing and the re-sodding of portions of Lower Hutchinson Field, Chicago Park District spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner wrote in an email Wednesday.”

But that bill for repairs wasn’t as big as Lollapalooza organizers had to pay. According to the Tribune, repairs were $453,000, but that was a four-day event and it rained.

You can read the Chicago Tribune story here.

This is a good excuse to show this video of when the gates opened for fans to enter Grant Park ahead of the celebration.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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