For the first time since 1970 football will be played at Wrigley Field, when the Northwestern Wildcats host the University of Illinois Fighting Illini this fall.
For the first time since 1970 football will be played at Wrigley Field, when the Northwestern Wildcats host the University of Illinois Fighting Illini on Nov. 20.
Football was once a featured sport at Wrigley Field, when the Chicago Staleys/Bears played there from 1921 to 1970. At one point Wrigley had the record for hosting the most professional football games — 365 — but that record has since been broken by Lambeau Field. (Contrary to what some believe, the Chicago Cardinals never played home games at Wrigley Field; that franchise played most of it Chicago home games at Comiskey Park.)
The game will set another record of sorts: Wrigley Field will become the only venue to host professional baseball, professional hockey, professional baseball and college football.
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