Wrigley Field to host 2021 B1G matchup
Wrigley Field was supposed to be the site of the 2020 matchup between Wisconsin and Northwestern. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous scheduling issues this past season, that didn’t happen.
Not to worry, there will be a game played in the Friendly Confines in 2021…hopefully.
On Tuesday, both Northwestern and Purdue announced that the 2021 B1G West showdown between the two will be held at Wrigley Field. The Boilermakers and Wildcats are set to go head-to-head on Nov. 20.
Football at The Friendly Confines – 11.20.21
— Northwestern Football (@NUFBFamily) February 9, 2021
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) February 9, 2021
“Our program is thrilled to bring Big Ten football back to one of the most iconic venues in sports,” said Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald. “This will be an incredible opportunity for our student-athletes and staff, and an unforgettable day for our University community. This would not be possible without the hard work of so many, and we sincerely appreciate the partnership of the entire Cubs organization to make it a reality.”
This game will mark the first time Northwestern has played at Wrigley Field since the 2010 season, when it took on in-state rival Illinois.