Blackhawks Fans Stormed Wrigleyville Following Stanley Cup Victory (Video)
When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on Monday night, the epicenter of the celebration in Chicago was, ironically enough, the neighborhood called Wrigleyville.
Even if you’re not familiar with the Windy City, you probably could have guessed that this neighborhood is named after its most famous building, Wrigley Field. And of course, it’s ironic that this would be the epicenter of the championship celebration because no championship has been won by a team that actually plays in the neighborhood since the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908.
Of course, it really wasn’t the result of a conscious choice by Chicago sports fans that the biggest party ended up at Clark and Sheffield. That’s just where the biggest sports bars are located.
So what did the scene look like when the final seconds ticked off the clock in Game 6? Well, before the final buzzer sounded, fans had already made their way outside and were lining the streets. There, they found the police were ready for the pandemonium and had put up baracades to keep revelers on the sidewalks. However, those barricades could only keep the crowd in check for about two seconds—literally.
Take a look at this video shot from inside one of the Wrigleyville drinking establishments:
As you can see, those barricades weren’t all that sturdy. It’s kind of cute that the Chicago PD even bothers putting them up. But I guess they had to try to look like they were going to attempt to control the crowd.
In any case, if you’ve ever wondered what it would look like if the Cubs won the World Series, just imagine this scene…times a thousand.