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    Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Looks like they are currently in the process of painting the Wrigley Field marquee purple for the Northwester/Illinois game at Wrigley this Saturday.

    Wrigley Field Cam, Chicago Cubs News & Tickets - Across From Wrigley Field at Clark & Addison Streets | CubWorld.com



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Looks like they are currently in the process of painting the Wrigley Field marquee purple for the Northwester/Illinois game at Wrigley this Saturday.

    Wrigley Field Cam, Chicago Cubs News & Tickets - Across From Wrigley Field at Clark & Addison Streets | CubWorld.com

    Gross, wrong and ugly. This is messed up from every angle. Don't like the purple and pimpin out the exterior. But worse yet, have you seen the field? The wall and dormant ivy is just waiting for someone to snap their neck on.

    Fhe endzone back line looks to be exactly the wall. The field goal post is right on the wall, so it should be exactly on the back line. Plus the fieldgoals at that end, if close, will crash off bricks and be hard to tell if it is good or not.

    I can see it now did it bounce off brick or did it bounce off goal post. Or both.

    Just don't like it. On top of that the dammage to the field for the Cubs.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    This whole game is going to be a disaster. Someone is going to run into the brick and be seriously injured.

    Interesting way they have the goalposts attached to the wall ... on Twitpic



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    That is just wrong.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    This whole game is going to be a disaster. Someone is going to run into the brick and be seriously injured.

    Interesting way they have the goalposts attached to the wall ... on Twitpic

    Eh, its not like its the first time a football game has been played in Wrigley Field. The Bears played there for 50 years, and until about 8 years ago it held the record for the most NFL games played in a single stadium.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    That doesn't appear to be paint. It looks like they are putting some sort of a mask or cover on it to make it purple.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by weeb2k1 View Post
    Eh, its not like its the first time a football game has been played in Wrigley Field. The Bears played there for 50 years, and until about 8 years ago it held the record for the most NFL games played in a single stadium.
    I'm pretty sure they had the field set up differently when the Bears played there though but becasue the Cubs have added more seats, the way they did it back then wasn't possible.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    This whole game is going to be a disaster. Someone is going to run into the brick and be seriously injured.

    Interesting way they have the goalposts attached to the wall ... on Twitpic
    They have put padding up, but yes, someone could still get hurt.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    This whole game is going to be a disaster. Someone is going to run into the brick and be seriously injured.

    Interesting way they have the goalposts attached to the wall ... on Twitpic
    Appears to be some pretty heavy duty padding on the bricks out there.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    I'm pretty sure they had the field set up differently when the Bears played there though but becasue the Cubs have added more seats, the way they did it back then wasn't possible.
    from the pictures it looks very similar, except to the opposite field.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    I'm pretty sure they had the field set up differently when the Bears played there though but becasue the Cubs have added more seats, the way they did it back then wasn't possible.
    Yeah they used to run it north to south. When we took a tour of Wrigley Field in 2005 they said they actually had to put dirt in the visitors dugout just to make it work...






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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    This whole game is going to be a disaster. Someone is going to run into the brick and be seriously injured.

    Interesting way they have the goalposts attached to the wall ... on Twitpic
    Thats not ivy, those are pads which have ivy painted on them...



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Thats not ivy, those are pads which have ivy painted on them...
    But still, padding can only do so much when you're running full speed and can't stop.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    Hopefully they have a net behind those goal posts.



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    Re: Wrigley Field Marquee Going Purple

    A crappy place now looks even crappier!!!



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