Travel with the Professor: Wrigley Field

Go behind-the-scenes of the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs and 2016 World Series champions with Wrigley Field Tours, presented by Illinois Office of Tourism. Built in 1914, this must-see Chicago attraction houses more than 100 years of history. On this private VIP tour, you will see the Wrigley seating bowl, press box, Budweiser bleachers, visitors’ clubhouse, Cubs’ dugout and the field. This 75-90 minute guided tour will be on Monday, August 21, a non-game day. Tours are outdoor walking tours (approximately 1 mile) conducted in rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Participants will also be able to explore around the stadium, the new Cubs store and be able to get a picture with the 2016 World Series trophy, pending the trophy tour schedule.

Associate Professor Stanley Arnold, Department of History, will join the trip and provide some great insights into the history of baseball and America. Arnold earned his Ph.D. degree in history from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA (his beloved hometown). He teaches courses in both U.S. and international sports history and is currently pursuing two research projects. The first examines the rise of African-American athletes in the modern Olympic Games (1896 – 1948). The second project focuses on black baseball in the American military (1865 – 1947).

Register online now or call 815-753-0277. Tickets are very limited!

The bus will depart from the Normal Road (east) entrance of the Holmes Student Center at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 21. The tour starts at 2:30 p.m. We will return at approximately 6:30 p.m. The $70 fee includes VIP tour and bus transportation. Lunch is on your own.

For more information, contact Mark Pietrowski at 815-753-1456 or pietrowski@niu.edu.

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