The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event.
Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer was sold at the first viewing party, and was planned for this one. But after conferring with city and Chicago Park District officials, U.S. Soccer officials said there will be no beer this time.
“We didn’t think it was necessary, given that it’s a morning event,” US Soccer organizer Sinhue Mendoza said. “A lot of folks are coming from work and probably going back. It’ll be a family atmosphere.”
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