On July 22, Wrigley Field will host a soccer game for the first time since 1984.
The Chicago Cubs are proud to host Italy’s AS Roma and Poland’s Zaglebie Lubin in an international match being referred to as the “Friendly at the Confines.”
For a playing surface, the layout of the pitch will be similar to what was done for the Northwestern-Illinois football game in 2010; the playing field will run from Wrigley Field’s third base dugout to right field.
That will be a special day at Wrigley Field. The 2:30 p.m. match will follow the Ron Santo Hall of Fame induction ceremony and other Santo tributes that will take place during the day. Santo, the legendary Cubs third baseman and radio commentator, lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 3, 2010. He was 70.
The last time soccer was played at the corner of Clark and Addison, the Chicago Sting beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1.
Tickets for the match are now on sale at www.cubs.com/soccer.