Thursday, January 6, 2011
Man U at Wrigley? No discussions yet
By Bruce Levine
Although the Chicago Cubs are always looking to add other forms of revenue at Wrigley Field, a rumored soccer match involving Manchester United is not on the docket at this point.
"Currently we are not in discussions with anyone from Manchester United about them playing at Wrigley Field in the near future," Cubs president Crane Kenney said Thursday.
Although Kenney wouldn't go any further, it's obvious the Cubs would explore the possibility.
Scheduling conflicts and concerns for Wrigley's grass would factor into the decision.
The Cubs have hosted numerous concerts over the last 10 years while the team was on the road during the summer and early fall. In the 30s, 40s and 50s, Wrigley was a site for professional wrestling, boxing and other entertainment events. The NHL and Big Ten have staged big events at Wrigley during the last two offseasons.