An interested aside for those of you who are college football fans. There’s a chance a game or two might be played at Wrigley Field as soon as next year.
The Wildcats and the Illini last met at the home of the Cubs in 1923. The following year, Soldier Field opened in downtown Chicago. Northwestern and Notre Dame played in the first-ever game there, on Nov. 22, 1924. The Wildcats played Tulane and Michigan there the following season, and played as many as three games there in 1933.
We may not have to wait for 2023 and a 100th anniversary game between Northwestern and Illinois. Wildcats athletic director Jim Phillips is in discussions with Cubs chairman Crane Kenney about moving either the Iowa or Illinois game in November 2010. Another possibility for Northwestern to play in Wrigley Field, according to sports information director Mike Wolf, is a home game in November 2011 against either Michigan or Rice. ESPN.
The Michigan game gets my vote.