Wrigley Field Football Configuration: Fright Lines

Saturday Northwestern will host rival Illinois at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Wrigley Field End Zone For Northwestern vs Illinois

(Don’t act like you’ve never seen goalposts in the bleachers!)

Beyond the Mel Hall right field memorial end zone, there’s literally six inches between the end zone and a thin layer of … something covering the ivy.

Wrigley Field End Zone For Northwestern vs Illinois

The other end zone is located steps away from .. wait for it .. the third base dugout. (Not coincidentally, Jim Frey will serve as back judge for Saturday’s ballgame.)

Wrigley Field End Zone For Northwestern vs Illinois

Below is the sideline down the right field line. Herman Franks-era padding a nice touch.

Wrigley Field End Zone For Northwestern vs Illinois

Let’s hope the players will (somehow) avoid injury in the house that Jack Brickhouse quite obviously built.

But if somebody does get dinged like a Leon Durham LINE DRIVE!!! … fouuuul … don’t look to the fans to keep them in good hands™.

Wrigley Field For Northwestern vs Illinois

They already blew their deductible on obstructed view.

UPDATE: For those of you who asked, here’s the configuration the Bears used to use:

Chicago Bears vs. Northwestern configuration at Wrigley Field

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