Monday, September 29, 2008

Football at Wrigley Field

With the major league baseball playoffs imminent in Chicago, of all places, we present a photo of Packers-Bears action in Wrigley Field from the 1940’s. We are not sure of the year or game, but thought you might enjoy seeing Green Bay players trampling the sod in the cathedral of baseball.

For almost five decades (1921-1970), the Bears called Wrigley Field their home. In order for football to be played at Wrigley Field, the gridiron was laid out over the infield and into left field. Bleachers were placed in right field. By 1970, Wrigley Field became too small for the Chicago Bears as the NFL and the team became very popular. The Bears played their last game at Wrigley Field on December 13, 1970 with a win over the Green Bay Packers.