Wrigleyville to be Transformed into Wildcat Way for the Northwestern vs. Fighting Illini Wrigleyville Classic

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For the first time since
1938, Wrigley Field will host a college football game when the Northwestern
University Wildcats (6-3) meet the University of Illinois Fighting Illini (5-4)
on Saturday, November 20, 2010.

 

Get ready for a 12-hour
celebration.


Although the game doesn’t start until 2:30p.m., the Wildcat
Way Street Festival
kicks off at
10a.m. and continues to 10p.m.  The
fest will take place on Sheffield Avenue between Addison Street and Waveland
Avenue. Sheffield will be transformed into party central featuring numerous
activities, big screen TVs for football viewing along with
food,
beverages and merchandise concessions available throughout the fest.
 A large
heated tent will cover the south side of Wildcat Way, featuring Northwestern
face painters, several bars and seating tables, plus 10 large plasma
televisions.
 Admittance is free to all. 

 

The Line-up.

10:00a.m.  The Fest kicks off.

11:00a.m. through
evening
.  College football games from
around the nation

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will air on a 9′ x 12′ LED screen (behind the Bud Light
Stage) and numerous flat-screens located throughout Wildcat Way.

11:00a.m. To 2:30p.m. Live
music acts will perform on the Bud Light Music Stage near Waveland Avenue.

11:45a.m.  The Northwestern Wildcats football team
arrives by bus.  Please Note:  The original plans to arrive at the Addison St. Red Line stop by el and proceed down Addison for a procession into the stadium have been scraped. 

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Noon
though 2:30p.m.
The on-site Allstate Tailgate Tour will feature the
Allstate College Football Legacy Museum and the Allstate Fan Club where fans
can create personal signs, a Plinko-type board for prizes and a green screen
photo area where fans can take pictures that are retrievable online after the
game. 

1:00p.m.
To 2:00p.m.
Former Northwestern star running back Damien Anderson will host an
interactive Q-and-A session with fans and sign autographs followed by a
football toss challenge and bags game.

2:30p.m. Game Time. Northwestern
University Wildcats (6-3) meet the

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University of Illinois Fighting Illini
(5-4), in Wrigley Field.  Ticket
holders only.  Others can watch for
big screen throughout Wrigleyville Way.

5:30p.m. -10:00p.m. Live
music acts will perform on the Bud Light Music Stage near Waveland Avenue plus
more food, beverages, televised football games and fun.

 

Tickets.

A limited
number of partial view tickets will go on sale for the Allstate Wrigleyville
Classic at 10 a.m. CST this Saturday, November 13
, at Tickets.com. These seats are primarily located in the terrace reserved and upper deck reserved sections of Wrigley Field. Full view tickets are sold out. However some may be available at
Stub Hub for a premium price.

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