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NU to announce more football games at Wrigley
will hold a joint press conference with the Cubs on Tuesday where they are
expected to announce multiple future football games will be played at Wrigley
Field as well as an ongoing business partnership between the team and the university.
No games are expected to be schedule in 2013. Expanding Wrigley Field so it can house a regulation football field is expected to be part of the Cubs’ renovation plan.
The last time Northwestern played in Wrigley Field in 2010, the Big Ten decided the day before the game to use only one end zone for offense because of safety concerns. NCAA rules state that there must be adequate space surrounding the playing surface, which wasn’t the case in the east end zone, which is within a few feet of the right-field wall.