Northwestern will be returning to Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois play No. 19 Purdue on Saturday.

The news was announced in February of 2021 by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. This will be the first time the Wildcats have played there since 2010.  Pat Fitzgerald’s Northwestern lost the last game they played there by a score of 48-27 to in-state rival Illinois.

Head coach Pat Fitzgerald took to Twitter on Monday to express just he excited he is to play at the home of the Chicago Cubs for the first time in 11 years.

Fitzgerald also said that he wouldn’t be opposed to playing at Soldier Field while Ryan Field is being renovated.

While one of these team’s hopes for a bowl bid is over, it will be still be great to watch a football game being played at Wrigley. No. 19 Purdue (6-4) and Northwestern (3-7) play Saturday at 12 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.