NFL Draft isn’t the only football taking center stage this week in Chicago
This week Chicago is playing host to one of the biggest events in sports – The NFL Draft. The Chicago Cubs will join in on the football frenzy that is hitting the Windy City as they will be reliving football history all week-long with special events to commemorate this special moment for the city of Chicago.
This week the Chicago Cubs will have special events and special guests to celebrate the history of football at Wrigley Field. Courtesy of Vineline.mlblogs.com, a list of the special events was listed of what to expect at Wrigley Field for the fans.
Some of the highlights of what to expect are as follows:
Tuesday: Two NFL Hall of Fame players, wide receiver Michael Irvin and quarterback Kurt Warner will throw out the first pitches. The NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, and Melissa Stark will be performing the traditional seventh-inning stretch.
Wednesday: Former NFL running back for the Cincinnati Bengals and the inventor of the “Ickey shuffle” Ickey Woods throws out the first pitch. The seventh-inning stretch will be performed by former Chicago Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams.
Friday: The first 10,000 fans will receive a Wrigley Field football – those fans who would like to, can stop by the Cubs Store after the game across from Wrigley Field and have their footballs inflated.
Sunday: Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould will throw out the first pitch – or maybe he’ll kick it out – either way he’ll be doing the first pitch honors and the seventh-inning stretch.
For a full list of times, broadcasting, and other events, be sure to check out VineLine.MLBlogs.com.
Wrigley Field hosted the Chicago Bears’ home games from 1921-1970 until the team moved into Soldier Field. Wrigley Field and the Chicago Bears held the record for most years an NFL team played at one field for 50 years – that record was broken in 2007 by their rivals the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field.
Wrigley Field also hosted five NFL Championship games in 1933, 1937, 1941, 1943, and 1963.
It will be a special week for the city of Chicago, NFL fans, and Cubs fans who attend the games with these specials events.