The Fighting Illini will play the Washington Huskies at Soldier Field in 2013, the school announced on Tuesday. Originally, the game was to be played in Champaign, but the Illini elected to take the opportunity to play in Chicago.
Here's what Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas had to say about the move:
"This is a great opportunity for our football team to play in one of the most historic football venues in the nation," athletic director Mike Thomas said in a release. "Soldier Field is in an incredible location that will allow our fans in the Chicagoland area and from around the state an opportunity to watch the Fighting Illini take on an outstanding Pac-12 opponent in Washington."
This game is scheduled for Sept. 14, 2013.