Fighting Illini v. Northwestern Wildcats football at Wrigley Field! November 12, 2010 Wrigley field is one of the most iconic baseball stadiums in the country- located right here in the great city of Chicago and has served as the home field of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. However, did you know that it also was the home of the Chicago Bears (see pic above of the Bears at Wrigley Field) between 1921-1970 & even held the record for holding the most NFL games played within a season up until 2003? Well I’m super excited that Wrigley will again host football (which hasn’t happened in 40 years!) w/ my alma mater, the Illini, going head-to-head w/ the Wildcats on November 20 for this highly awaited collegiate Big 10 conference game. Who will join me to watch this game at Rockit Wrigley with the Chicago Illini Club w/ food & drinks?? For tickets, visit www.chicagoillini.org… Let’s go Illini! Wrigley field was built in 1914 & is the second oldest ballpark in the majors behind Boston’s Fenway Park. Originally known as Weeghman Park, it was built on what once was a seminary. It was named Wrigley Field in 1926 in honor of the club’s owner, William Wrigley Jr., whose family purchased the team in 1920. It has a number of historic moments including Babe Ruth’s “called shot,” Ernie Banks 500th career home run, Kerry Wood’s 20th strikeout affair, Sammy Sosa’s 60th homeruns & much more! Wrigley field is now hosting more than just baseball… bringing in great concerts from Jimmy Buffet, The Police, Elton, John, Dave Matthews Band, Rascal Flatts & more. It also held the NHL Winter Classic between the Blackhawks & Red Wings in 2009. For more info, visit: www.cubs.com! Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.