ARMOUR SQUARE — The lights burned bright at Sox Park Wednesday night, but there wasn't a baseball in sight.
For the first time in the quarter-century since the White Sox started playing at 333 W. 35th St., ground crews transformed the field into a gridiron where the Northern Illinois Huskies battled the Toledo Rockets in a game televised by ESPN.
NIU Vs. Toledo: First kickoff ever at Guaranteed Rate Field, formerly known as U.S. Cellular Field. pic.twitter.com/gljgsF2a7x— Ed Komenda (@ejkomenda) November 10, 2016
Fans from both teams sparsely filled the stands at Guaranteed Rate Field for Northern's 31-24 loss.
Here are some photos from the field:
Guaranteed Rate Field transformed into a football stadium. [Photos by DNAinfo/Ed Komenda.]
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