Metro-East News

Cubs’ World Series trophy hits road, but it won’t see metro-east

Long-suffering fans of the Chicago Cubs will have a chance to see the 2016 World Series trophy up close as the team announced Thursday a “Cubs Trophy Tour” that will have the trophy hitting the road.

Metro-east Cubs fans wanting to see the team’s first trophy in 108 years will have to do a little traveling as there are no plans to bring the trophy this close to St. Louis Cardinals territory. The closest the trophy will get to the area will be a stop in Springfield, which is one of 10 Illinois spots the trophy is scheduled to appear. The trophy also will make stops in Indiana and Iowa.

The trophy will start its tour Friday at the team’s official store on Michigan Avenue. The team will post updates on where to see the trophy through a special page on its website.

The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in seven games to claim their first world championship since 1908.