Chicago Red Stars set to make history and play first-ever NWSL game at iconic Wrigley Field

The Chicago Red Stars will host Bay FC in the first-ever NWSL match at Wrigley Field on June 8.

"Playing at Wrigley Field will be the event that fans of the Red Stars, Cubs and Chicago sports won't want to miss," Red Stars president Karen Leetzow said in a news release on Tuesday.

"On behalf of the Red Stars, I'd like to thank the Cubs for inviting us to Wrigley Field and giving these elite athletes the stage they deserve. We look forward to representing our great city and showing Chicago fans and the country how talented this club is and the intense level of competition that exists on the pitch every week in the NWSL and in Chicago's backyard."

NWSL Wrigley Field game

Wrigley Field, known in baseball as "The Friendly Confines," opened on the North Side of Chicago in 1914.

The Chicago Sting of the men's North American Soccer League played at the historic home of the Chicago Cubs in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

"We're thrilled to welcome the Chicago Red Stars to Wrigley Field," Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said. "This is a historic first for both organizations. We're proud to join forces with the Red Stars to bring this event to life for the players, fans and our city."

Tickets for the June 8 match -- a Friday night start scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT -- will go on sale for season-ticket holders this Thursday, and to the general public on April 17.

The Red Stars have played their home matches at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Ill., since 2016. They previously played at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., from 2013-15.

--Field Level Media

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