April 10-- This fall, for the first time since November 1904, Northwestern will play a football game on campus, on the lakefront. The university has announced that it is proceeding with the plan to add temporary bleachers to Martin Stadium on the lakefill, boosting the lacrosse / soccer field's seating to just under 15,000. Northwestern will play "most" of its home games at Martin Stadium for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, a wild, bold, and creative move that has electrified the Wildcat fan base.

There are unconfirmed reports that this fall's homecoming game against Ohio State will still be played off campus, at Wrigley Field. This has yet to be announced.

Initial reports indicated that Northwestern will use InProduction to construct the temporary bleachers, which would add thousands of seats primarily to the end zone areas. There would be a limited amount of additional seating to the west of the stadium, bolstering the current 2,000 seats at Martin Stadium. The east side of the field, which is only a few yards from the lake shore, will remain open.

April 12-- Wildcat Report's Matthew Shelton and Louie Vaccher posted a fantastic explanation of how NU made the decision to use the lakefront field as a temporary solution for its home venue problem.

HTP has added Martin Stadium to the section on NU's historic home playing sites...