Northwestern will take on Illinois at Wrigley Field on Saturday, November 20 in the first college football game played there since 1938 and the first football game of any kind played at Wrigley since the Bears left after the 1970 season.â†µâ†µ
Yesterday, it was announced that NU has sold out its tickets for the game:â†µâ†µ
NU marketing chief Mike Polisky confirmed a LakeThePosts.com report that Northwestern essentially has sold out its 30,000-seat allotment for the Nov. 20 Wrigley Field game vs. Illinois.â†µâ†µâ†µ
â†µ"The enthusiasm from Northwestern fans for this event and the entire season has been incredible," he said.â†µ
â†µA limited number of tickets remain available to those who purchase prorated season-ticket plans. Others who want to witness the Wrigley game at a discount might have another option: Northwestern officials have inquired with the Cubs about creating standing-room-only tickets.
Here's the original LakeThePosts.com report:â†µâ†µ
On the football front, the Northwestern allotment for the Wrigley Field game is SOLD OUT. Only student tickets (one per student) remain. Regardless of attendance the rest of the way, you can bet the Wrigley game will be a boost as it will be north of 40,000. The fact it will be 80% purple is going to give this a bowl game feel and an incredible atmosphere. It will also be the thesis in Jim Phillips annual marketing tour with bowl reps.â†µâ†µ
Also yesterday, Cubs season ticket holders who won an email lottery were offered a presale of tickets, up to four per season ticket holder, before tickets go on sale to the general public.