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Pro Soccer Returning To Wrigley Field For First Time Since 1984

For the first time in over 25 years, fans will be able to travel to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field to take in a professional soccer game.

CESENA, ITALY - MAY 13: Erik Lamela # 8 of AS Roma scores his team's second goal during the Serie A match between AC Cesena and AS Roma at Dino Manuzzi Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Cesena, Italy.  (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)
CESENA, ITALY - MAY 13: Erik Lamela # 8 of AS Roma scores his team's second goal during the Serie A match between AC Cesena and AS Roma at Dino Manuzzi Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Cesena, Italy. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)
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For the first time in over 25 years, fans will be able to travel to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field to take in a professional soccer game. As Katie Fowler of CSN Chicago reports, a friendly match between Italy's AS Roma and Poland's Zaglebie Lubin has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on July 22 at the Cubs' home park.

The playing field at Wrigley will run from the third base dugout to right field, which is similar to the football field layout during the 2010 Allstate Wrigleyville Classic game between Northwestern and Illinois.

The match is part of an American tour being done by AS Roma that also includes trips to Boston and New York City. The last soccer match played at Wrigley Field was back in 1984 when the Chicago Sting of the now-defunct North American Soccer League defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on Thursday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. through this website. Tickets reportedly will cost $25 to $110 before taxes.

For more on Cubs, check out the team blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. To keep tabs on AS Roma before their Wrigley visit, check out Chiesa Di Totti, SB Nation's AS Roma team blog.