Sep 29, 2010

Fans looking to play football on the famed Wrigley Field are about to get their chance.

On November 21st, one day after the Northwestern University Wildcats and Illinois Fighting Illini face off in the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic, the Chicago Cubs will host the “Touchdown on Wrigley Field” event, to benefit Chicago Cubs Charities.

The Allstate Wrigleyville Classic marks football’s first return to the stadium since 1970.

“Touchdown on Wrigley Field” is apparently the first event of its kind at the home of the Chicago Cubs.  It will give fans the opportunity to play football on the hallowed field (tickets are $50 per session) or, if they are looking for a little less action, they can purchase a guest pass ($15 a piece).

“This is a great opportunity to play on the field where Gayle Sayers scored six touchdowns in one game as a rookie and where Dick Butkus controlled the middle of the Bears defense,” said Mike Lufrano, Cubs senior vice president of Community Affairs. “It is a chance to see Wrigley Field like never before and to experience the thrill of football in the Friendly Confines.”

To make the event more memorable, a limited number of Wrigleyville Classic/Chicago Cubs commemorative footballs will be available for purchase ($10).

Interested in participating? Visit Cubs.com or call (773)-404-CUBS.

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