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Wisconsin's Wrigley Field Game Postponed

Wisconsin's football game set for Wrigley Field game was moved back to Northwestern’s Ryan Field due to COVID-19 concerns. Wisconsin's football game set for Wrigley Field game was moved back to Northwestern’s Ryan Field due to COVID-19 concerns.  | 

Created: July 08, 2020 07:17 PM

Wisconsin's football game scheduled for November 7, 2020, against Northwestern will not be played at Wrigley Field because of uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northwestern announced the decision after consulting with the Chicago Cubs, state and local authorities and the Big Ten Conference. Athletic director Jim Phillips cited the possibility of a limited crowd at the famed ballpark even if fans were allowed.

"This is a disappointing conclusion to reach, but absolutely the right one in our current environment," said Phillips in a statement. "The uncertainty of football and baseball schedules, and the possibility of limited attendance, made this an easy choice to make for our student-athletes and fans. We're grateful for our outstanding partners from the Cubs, and look forward to bringing the passion and pageantry of college football gameday to the city's north side when we can do so safely and securely with a packed house."

In 2010, Northwestern played Illinois in the first college football game at Wrigley Field since 1938 which included a visit from ESPN's College Gameday.

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