Cubs Get Go-Ahead To Move Wall

Would this make room for more college football games?

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    NEWSLETTERS

    John Fuller
    Could football be in Wrigley Field's future?

    The Chicago Cubs received the OK this week to move one of Wrigley Field's brick walls and make way for more seats.

    The Chicago Landmarks Commission on Thursday voted 5-1 to allow the team to push the wall behind Wrigley's home plate three feet closer to add 56 prime box seats. The plan proposes taking down the current wall and reconstructing it closer to home plate.

    The move also could set up the field for becoming more football-friendly, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

    Making the wall moveable would let the team create enough room for college games on the field. Crain's recalls Illinois and Northwestern were forced to play offensive possessions toward the west end zone when they played in Wrigleyville in 2010 for lack of east zone room.

    Michael Lufrano, Cubs vice president of community affairs, told the publication the wall construction will take plan in the offseason. As for football talk, he said to "stay tuned."

    Wrigley Field became a landmark in 2004. 

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