Wrigleyville struggles to stay open during pandemic

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — Ballpark-area businesses in Chicago are struggling, hurt by the lack of crowds at Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field due to the coronavirus pandemic, and occupancy rules that limit how many people they can have inside their doors at one time. Looking for a bridge to a vaccine, some ballpark businesses are leaning on revenue streams or avenues that were previously lower on their priority list. They also are tapping into government help when possible. Zach Strauss, who helps run Sluggers in Wrigleyville, says they “are suffering pretty bad.”