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Northwestern To Play Games at Wrigley Field

Cubs, NU reach 5-year deal to host football and other sports



    Northwestern To Play Games at Wrigley Field
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    Northwestern will play up to five games at Wrigley Field under the terms of the agreement.

    The Chicago Cubs and Northwestern University have agreed to a 5-year deal that will allow the school's athletic department to use Wrigley Field for games, including football.

    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the stadium will host baseball, lacrosse and other sports starting in 2013, and up to 5 future football games.

    The two entities will also engage in reciprocal marketing of each other's product.

    Northwestern last played football at Wrigley Field in 2010, but the Big Ten decided that only one end zone could be used because there wasn't enough space on the east side.

    Officials say a Wrigley renovation would allow for a regulation size football field, but Cubs officials say other short-term fixes will also allow for a normal field.

    Any football games would be played after baseball season is over, the newspaper reported.