Cubs Remove "No Women Allowed" Sign From Press Box a Day After Putting It Up

April 9, 2019

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The Chicago Cubs have removed a controversial “No Women Admitted” sign just one day after it was installed outside the press box at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs removed the sign before the home opener on Monday, after the sign in question went viral on social media. According to the team, the historical sign was from 1945 and was installed in an attempt to “illustrate and acknowledge” the past. Following the backlash, it was initially replaced with a photo of the bleachers from a “Pink Out” game in support of breast cancer research. That picture later was switched out for an image of fans celebrating the Cubs’ 2016 World Series victory outside Wrigley Field.