Northwestern University is going to make an announcement at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, and it’s expected to be about a long-term partnership with the Chicago Cubs.
According to a Tribune source, the two entities will announce a “broad partnership,” which will see a variety of sports played at Wrigley Field in the coming years. That year could include 2013 for some sports, but not football. Some of the Wrigley Field renovations will need to be completed first.
The Cubs, you may recall, already put in the paperwork with the Landmarks Commission to make a section of their field-level seats movable, which will allow them the space necessary to host football games at Wrigley without the embarrassing “you can only go in one direction” thing.
So this was always in the works.
We’ll see on Tuesday what shape this partnership takes, but it’s just one step of many in ensuring that Wrigley Field is put to a greater use beyond the baseball season. It’s a hell of a venue – one of the best in the world – so we may as well take advantage for more than just the Cubs, right? And if the proceeds ultimately help the Cubs, that’s even better, eh?