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Report: Wisconsin and Northwestern to play at Wrigley Field in 2020

Another professional stadium to play in for the Badgers.

Illinois v Northwestern Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

According to the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein, the Wisconsin Badgers will reportedly play in another professional stadium during the 2020 season. This time, however, UW will head to Chicago’s Wrigley Field when they face the Northwestern Wildcats in Big Ten action.

The schools have not officially confirmed this yet, though Greenstein reports the Chicago Cubs and Northwestern will announce it on Tuesday, June 5.

Yes, Wrigley Field is not a professional football stadium, but the Nov. 7 match-up of that year will allow the Wisconsin faithful to travel to Northern Illinois and watch a game from a historic stadium.

In two-plus years’ time, it will be interesting how the set-up is for the game. Greenstein notes that during the 2010 match-up between Northwestern and Illinois at Wrigley Field, the teams had to move the ball heading towards the west end zone because of some tight spacing near the right field wall.

Wisconsin already faces Notre Dame at Lambeau Field on Oct. 3 during that 2020 season. During that year, UW also faces road match-ups against Michigan, Maryland, Northwestern, Purdue and Iowa.

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