Soccer returning to Wrigley Field this summer

Soccer returning to Wrigley Field this summer
May 16, 2012, 4:12 pm
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Wrigley Field will be hosting an international "Friendly at the Confines" soccer match between Italy's AS Roma and Poland's Zaglebie Lubin at 2:30 p.m. on July 22.

AS Roma will kick off the first leg of their U.S. Tour at Wrigley, with additional stops scheduled for Boston and New York.

The last soccer match at Wrigley Field was back in 1984 when the Chicago Sting beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. here, with prices ranging from 25 to 110 (tax excluded).

The playing field at Wrigley will run from the third base dugout to right field, which is similar to the football field layout during the 2010 Allstate Wrigleyville Classic game between Northwestern and Illinois.

Were very pleased AS Roma selected Wrigley Field to host their U.S. tour debut. Friendly at the Confines will bring soccer enthusiasts and two passionate, diverse fan bases together to cheer on these proud international franchises at an iconic American venue, said Chicago Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney.