Gallagher Way District A Popular Choice For Cubs Fans During Games
The Gallagher Way Entertainment District opened in '17 and has since "become a destination" in the Cubs' Wrigleyville, according to Phil Thompson of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Cubs VP/Communications Julian Green said, "It has become an extension of the ballpark. We imagined that people would come out and enjoy it but certainly not in the numbers we have seen for people sitting outside. It's a great addition to the campus.” While "tickets are needed on game days," free events are staged "on days when the team isn't playing." These events range from a "farmer's market to yoga sessions to concerts." In Gallagher's third year, the "number of events staged there annually has doubled." On game days, Gallagher is "part hangout bar and day care, a seemingly impossible mix." Several Cubs fans said that they "prefer to spend the games at Gallagher Way." Cubs fan Tom Lawler said, "It’s a great feature for families, otherwise we’d be in the stadium for four innings and then heading home" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 9/1).