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Texas fans take over Wrigley Field

Posted September 4th, 2015


There was a definite burnt-orange tint to the outfield bleachers at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon as Texas fans flooded in to see the Chicago Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Many UT fans flew into Chicago a day before Saturday’s season opener at No. 11 Notre Dame. So why not make it a full sports weekend?

Several fans in the right field bleachers broke out a “Texas Fight” chant. The Wrigley Field organist played “The Eyes of Texas” twice in-between innings at one point.


By the Statesman’s unofficial count, we’re going with 2,000 UT fans. Again, that’s unofficial. But there were a bunch. For those wondering, comedian Jon Lovitz sang “Take Me Out to the BallGame” during the seventh-inning stretch.

The Chicago Sun-Times summed it up with a headline reading, “Texas Longhorns fans take over Wrigley Field.”

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