By Northwestern Sports Information Department
CHICAGO — Northwestern Athletics and the Chicago Cubs announced on Tuesday that Wildcat football will return to Wrigley Field for the 2023 season when the ‘Cats host Iowa in the Wildcats Classic.
Set against the backdrop of one of the most iconic venues in sports, the Big Ten West showdown will take place on November 4, 2023
In the most recent Wildcats Classic, Northwestern hosted Purdue on November 20, 2021. It marked the first game played at the Friendly Confines since the Wildcats faced off against Illinois in 2010, the ballpark’s first college football game since 1938. In 2010, “ESPN College GameDay” originated its broadcast from the corner of Clark and Addison, with the historic Wrigley Field Marquee —painted purple — serving as the backdrop.
Northwestern Season Ticket Holders will have priority access to reserve seats before the general public. More information will be shared with Season Ticket Holders during our renewal process in the coming weeks.
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Northwestern football opens the 2023 season on September 2 with a conference showdown at Rutgers. In addition to the Wildcats Classic, the ‘Cats’ home slate includes six games at Ryan Field–including conference meetings with Minnesota, Penn State, Maryland and Purdue.