Ohio State Reportedly Could Play Northwestern At Wrigley Field In 2024

By February 21, 2024 (2:55 pm)Football

Ohio State could be in line to play in one of America’s most iconic sporting venues in 2024. According to a Jan. 21 report from Matthew Sheldon and Louie Vaccher of Wildcat Report, Rivals’ Northwestern site, the Buckeyes are scheduled to face off the Wildcats on Nov. 16 at Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field, a 110-year-old ballpark that is the home stadium of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs. 

The Wildcats are planning to play their “home” games at numerous different locations due to the demolition of Northwestern’s 98-year-old Ryan Field, which began on Feb. 16. As the program awaits the brand-new Ryan Field to open in 2026, they also reportedly “pretty much set” to play Indiana on Oct. 5 at SeatGeek Stadium, one of multiple games Northwestern could play inside that venue next season. The Wildcats are also slated to have multiple games — including the Ohio State matchup — at Wrigley Field, while the Chicago Bears’ Soldier Field and the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field have also emerged as potential options. 

The team, however, has yet to officially confirm any of the locations, despite reports of the team hosting the Buckeyes at Wrigley Field on Nov. 16.

“Northwestern is still exploring options for where the team will play next season,” the school said in a statement to Wildcat Report. “At this time, contracts with venues are still being finalized and we will share information with you as soon as possible.”

Ohio State has played at a historic MLB ballpark before. In Oct. 1938, the Francis Schmidt-led Buckeyes traveled to New York City to play New York University at the Polo Grounds in New York City, a game in which Ohio State won 32-0.

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