Ricketts, Fitzgerald on benefits of NU-Cubs partnership
Tue, 5 Feb 2013|
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald explain the benefits of partnering with one another - 2/5
We're always looking for ways for -- to do more Hatfield. -- really really feel like Wrigley was such a special place. That town is that when you come and had a great memories just just even further bonds due to the and into the building that Austin team and it's just it's great neighborhood tip and it's just it's a big win for everybody. And anything we can do -- -- game of the last I think it is something -- -- Obviously he had it that the geographic. Proximity it's is that it's -- just -- on that train right outside field and have him on campus itself. -- -- -- I think it also restricted northwestern as me so much time. It's a great marketing campaign -- -- the fan base and obviously the teams it was so obviously that won't win this year. Don't you go back and look at all the other teams of the nineteen sports that consistency and not only what they do on the field for a that you wouldn't that. Just a great organization to -- associate it just the logistics. Think about that you want them to. You know whenever you play. And we're gonna play will be determined in the future but that the dialogue and -- -- -- -- with the third component -- you know. We we plan on winning compete for ten national championship and have that kind of opportunity in recruiting to attract young men are unique experience no one else himself along with everything that we are. Something that was very appealing to myself that. -- to get kids that we're at right now talking to -- -- signing days it's. You don't play great field you know and then you're going to be one of those young man and we -- an exciting games I think it shows the partnership and as our motto of these Chicago's Big Ten team to be here if -- iconic venue of Wrigley Field where there's more. In my opinion when I was on him security cameras. There are more -- Chicago and here. You know just taking in the atmosphere and being a part that's who might that we're Chicago's mr. Thomas -- take for granted a little bit in the tourist in my. This is on your stuff in the summer I'm gonna go to Wrigley and so not to have northwestern football talked about because we do recruit -- here in Chicago. Started here it's real secure nationally so -- that that's going to be a yeah.