Wrigley Field's Bathrooms Were Closed, So This Happened

Fans on opening day reportedly resorted to peeing in cups after 45-minute waits
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2015 10:39 AM CDT
Wrigley Field's Bathrooms Were Busted, So This Happened
Maybe that's just a lot of unfinished beer?   (Twitter )

Baseball fans endured a long, cold winter for opening day, but for Cubs fans at Wrigley Field last night, there was more waiting to come to answer nature's call. According to a statement sent out by the Cubs after their game against the St. Louis Cardinals, two of the stadium's upper-deck bathrooms reportedly closed, sending patrons down to interminable waits on lower levels, the Chicago Tribune reports. "With 35,000 fans showing up in the ballpark tonight, we were simply not prepared to handle guests during peak periods," spokesman Julian Green said in the statement. "We have high standards for service and we missed the mark tonight." Who didn't miss the mark: the fans who resorted to relieving themselves in "pee corners" and "pee cups" around the stadium, according to Deadspin fans who documented the bathroom chaos, noting waits up to 45 minutes.

"They were peeing EVERYWHERE," "Libby" emailed the sports site, while urine expert "Jeffrey" verified the authenticity of what went down, writing, "Saw that very corner with pee cups. As a practicing doctor, I know piss when I see it." USA Today documents other complaints about the stadium as a result of a $575 million makeover it's currently undergoing, including construction noise, dust, and a giant Jumbotron that's driving neighbors crazy. "I wish they had done [the stadium revamp] after I had died," one loyal fan tells USA Today. "It's like someone going to the Grand Canyon and putting billboards all over it." Fallout from last night's debacle is still streaming in, but one die-hard is rolling his eyes, posting on Twitter, "The amount of national media attention Wrigley Field bathroom-gate is getting this morning is beyond stupid." (At least no one said Wrigley Field should die.)

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