Cubs to pay $1M to add security cameras around Wrigley Field

WLS logo
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
wrigley field
Wrigley Field (FILE)

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One day after a deadly terrorist attack at a concert venue in England, the city confirmed the Chicago Cubs will provide $1 million to add surveillance cameras around Wrigley Field.

According to a statement from Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) spokeswoman Melissa Stratton, approximately 30 new security cameras will be installed on city-owned light poles around the ballpark as part of a public safety plan put together over the winter.

Stratton said the additional cameras will enhance safety and security around the venue and allow OEMC to monitor the high-traffic areas in the surrounding neighborhood. She added that the expansion will increase OEMC's ability to view additional areas of the city during an emergency incident.