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Report: Cubs seeking football adjustments to Wrigley

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  • The east end zone for a football game in 2010 between Illinois and Northwestern was ruled to be too close to the padded wall in right field, so the teams ran their offenses only toward the west end zone in that game.

      The east end zone for a football game in 2010 between Illinois and Northwestern was ruled to be too close to the padded wall in right field, so the teams ran their offenses only toward the west end zone in that game.
    Associated Press/2010

  • Illinois played against Northwestern at Wrigley Field in 2010. The Cubs are seeking approval to make adjustments to Wrigley so they could host more football games.

      Illinois played against Northwestern at Wrigley Field in 2010. The Cubs are seeking approval to make adjustments to Wrigley so they could host more football games.
    Associated Press

 
By Daily Herald News Services

According to a published report, the Cubs are seeking approval to make some adjustments to host college football games Wrigley Field.

Crain's Chicago Business reported Thursday that Cubs officials went before a Commission on Chicago Landmarks committee and received approval to move the brick wall behind home plate forward 3 feet to create 56 new seats. The panel also gave approval to reconfigure a nearly 12-foot-long section of the wall along the third-base line so it would become movable by forklift and create a larger buffer between the playing field and the brick wall.

In 2010, Northwestern and Illinois played a game at Wrigley Field, but safety rulings by the NCAA forced the offensive teams to use only the west end zone.

Here is a link to the Crain's report.

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