Northwestern to use Wrigley for some games
February 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Northwestern University and the Chicago Cubs have struck a landmark, multi-year deal that will bring Wildcats football back to the Friendly Confines.
The deal also allows the university to host other athletic events for its varsity programs at the field.
The Wildcats last football game at Wrigley was in 2010. However, safety concerns about the distance between the east end zone and the brick outfield wall resulted in the game being played in one direction. Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says the issue is being addressed in the field's renovation plan.
"To do it on a consistent basis, we have to have a renovation of the park, so the kind of the field fits the right way, but we'll have - we've anticipated that in our designs," he said.
So far, there are two events tentatively scheduled for Wrigley: a Northwestern-Michigan baseball game April 20 and a Northwestern-Notre Dame women's lacrosse game in spring of 2014.
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