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Marquee Sports Network premieres ‘Football Heroes of Wrigley Field’

4 weeks agoStaff Report

‘Football Heroes of Wrigley Field’ airs Monday, September 5 at 7 PM CT on Marquee Sports Network

For immediate release / September 1, 2022

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network this Monday is premiering a 30-minute look at the history of football at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Bears teams of the mid-20th century. Football Heroes of Wrigley Field includes archival footage from Wrigley Field and keys in on a few of the biggest names in Bears history, including George Halas, Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers.

Directed by Emmy Award-winning Stephen de Groot and Dutch Productions, the program features interviews with George McCaskey, former Bears Ronnie Bull and Ed O’Bradovich, as well as family members of Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo, as they discuss the memorable relationship between the two Bears icons.

“It was a tremendous honor to get to work on this documentary highlighting some of the biggest names in Chicago Bears history and stories from their memorable years at Wrigley Field,” said de Groot. “I’m looking forward to having it premiere on Marquee on September 5.”

“The Bears and Wrigley Field have a storied history, featuring some of the biggest names in football history playing at the Friendly Confines. We’re looking forward to sharing more about Wrigley Field’s famed legacy in this documentary,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy.

Football Heroes of Wrigley Field premieres Monday, September 5 at 7 PM CT on Marquee Sports Network. For a preview clip, view the video above. 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Stephen de Groot, President and Executive Producer of Dutch Productions, is a multi-Emmy Award-winning Director, Producer, Writer, and Editor who has over 35 years of creative television experience. He has produced content for CBS, ABC, HBO, ESPN, A&E, and EPIX, among others.

ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled Cubs coverage, as well as additional local live sporting events, including Chicago Sky games, and original programming. Marquee Sports Network is available within the Cubs home television territory in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and is carried on more than 50 cable providers, as well as streaming platforms DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) and fuboTV. For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.

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