Cubs to raise World Series banner Monday night

So, when the Cubs play the Dodgers at the home opener on Monday, the CTA wanted to make sure it was ready with a completely Cubs-ified train vehicle to celebrate the historic occasion.

That's right, just head on over to Cubs.com at 6:20 pm Chicago time and you will not miss any of the action. "(The fans) will be out in force", Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters. That changed last fall when the Cubs rallied from 3-1 down in the World Series to beat the Indians in a thrilling Game 7. Trucks will be forbidden from traveling on the roads surrounding Wrigley Field from two hours before Monday's game until one hour after and it's possible police will close down entire blocks of Addison and Clark, depending on their assessment of the crowds. "Rings are wonderful, but I love banner-raising".

The Dodgers will visit Wrigley Field for a home opener for only the third time, something they last did in 1963. Lester is 2-2 with a 3.06 ERA in his five career regular season starts against the L.A. Dodgers.

The new Park at Wrigley and office building are the latest elements of a multi-year $500 million restoration of this historic sports venue.

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Lester started last week's Cubs season opener, allowing one run on seven hits in five innings in a no-decision outing against the Cardinals.

Alex Wood starts for the Dodgers.

The plaza will give fans a place to hang out before and after the games. A few former stars will be returning to Wrigley Field. If you happen to be on the go this evening and still want to keep up with all of the action, be sure to download the Watch ESPN app to your tablet or smart phone.

So beginning June 15 and running every Thursday from 4-8 p.m. through October 25, Green City Market will expand its operation to Wrigleyville, offering local fruits and vegetables picked the day before the market, chef demos, composting and more.

  • Julie Sanders