LAKEVIEW — In a move that will help relieve crowding in Lakeview, the Cubs have rescheduled a game that would have been played the day of the annual Chicago Pride Parade.
Instead of playing on the Sunday of the parade, they will play a doubleheader the day before.
The Cubs announced Thursday that the team's game against the Washington Nationals originally planned for Sunday, June 29, will be moved to Saturday, June 28, for a day-night doubleheader to avoid clashing with the Pride Parade.
Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) requested the change to avoid congestion and neighborhood traffic, the Cubs said.
Saturday's first game will begin at 12:05 p.m. The second will begin at 6:15 p.m.
The two games will be separate-admission events.
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