There are lots of college football play games, some in large cities in ancestral stadiums, and others in high propagandize football stadiums in Alabama. And notwithstanding low assemblage during many games, and an NCAA duration on new play discussions until 2019, some-more cities would like to have bowls of their own.
The biggest? Chicago, that would like to horde a play during a Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field. From a Chicago Tribune:
More intriguing, Kenney pronounced a Cubs “absolutely” intend to start hosting an annual play game.
Football has been played during Wrigley before, and things got flattering weird, as actor reserve concerns forced Northwestern and Illinois to awkwardly flip finish zones during a game, though interjection to new renovations, a margin area will be stretched so both teams could have finish zones of their unequivocally own.
This could indeed be a flattering good idea.
Sure, a final time college football was played during Wrigley, a uncanny configurations done for an annoying spectacle, though a upside is still huge. Wrigley Field binds a special cachet that few other stadiums have, and some fans will wish to transport and see an eventuality there that they wouldn’t be meddlesome in if it was being played during say, Solider Field, an tangible football stadium.
Plus, by 2020, those renovations will embody a imagination video board, restaurants, hotels, and this imagination plaza, all in a area tighten to copiousness of fun things for out-of-towners to visit.
Figuring how to play football in a ball track isn’t easy, though we already play several play games in ball stadiums. The logistics are unequivocally doable.
Sure, Chicago is cold, though so what?
As a former Chicago resident, we can endorse Chicago is cold in Dec and January. Sometimes “freeze-your-nose-hairs-and-curse-loudly” cold. But a unwashed tip is that it’s not accurately calm in play cities like Nashville, Boise, Detroit, or Annapolis. The Pinstripe Bowl, hold in Yankee Stadium in New York, is mostly unequivocally cold, though a mystique of a stadium, and a attractions in New York, haven’t prevented a diversion from being a draw.
There are a ton of college football fans in Chicago, and there’s zero Big Ten fans would adore some-more than creation a Southern group trek adult to a Midwest to play in snow. After all, many play games are played outward of a Big Ten footprint, a fact Midwesterners are some-more than happy to indicate out after they get waxed in another Outback Bowl.
Given a outrageous series of Big Ten and football fans in Chicago and circuitously cities, and a immeasurable series of attractions in a city, there’s a possibility this diversion would be a improved pull than lots of other play games.
Of course, a Wrigley Bowl would need discussion tie-ins (the Big Ten would make sense, and with BTN only a few miles away, there’d be a healthy broadcasting partner as well), NCAA approval, and an engaging matchup. And a lot can change between now and 2020.
But play games are good, even if it means we have to entice a 5-7 group once in a while. And carrying a play diversion in an sparkling city and ancestral track that should attract copiousness of fans, and competence give us snow? Sounds great. Maybe you’ll protest on Twitter, though c’mon, you’ll watch it, too.
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