Groupon, the site that loves to bombard your inbox with super-duper-can’t-pass-up deals, has pretty much taken a giant machete and chopped off the head of Baseball History. Blood, brains & Harry Caray’s balls splattered on the corner of Clark & Addison.
Someone tell us it can’t be true that Wrigley Field will be used as a giant drive-in theater (minus the Audis) in October to show ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on multiple screens positioned around the ballpark.
Purists, this is happening and it makes us non-purists here at BC sick.
Wrigley is being turned into a strip mall where every inch of the property must be pimped out because this is business and this is just another piece of land that must turn a profit.
Tickets to the film, marking its 25th anniversary, will be sold at Groupon.com, Cubs.com and the Wrigley Field box office beginning Tuesday, Groupon said. Admission costs $10 for bleachers, $25 for lawn seating (blankets allowed, but no chairs) and $75 for VIP lawn seating with food and drink at the stadium’s Captain Morgan Club.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and there will be a coordinated group-singing of “Danke Schoen,” which Matthew Broderick’s title character famously lip-syncs in the film.
Someone stick a fork in this place. Before long it’ll be destroyed for a super-duper-new-state-of-the-art ballpark where every last penny can be sucked out of a fan’s wallet.
Here’s a better idea: fans pay $5 to roll in the outfield. Or can’t we get Kid Rock to play a concert? Or what about monster truck night? Lingerie football? A dead Harry Caray Roast night?
[Via Chicago Tribune]