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The Cubs Are Letting You Take Away Their Old Sod

By Austin Brown in News on Sep 8, 2016 6:19PM

Wrigley Field, photo via Chicagoist Flickr user Alan Amati

Any chump can go to a Cubs game and spend the whole nine innings waiting for a ball to make its way to their section of the audience, but now you can finally own a Wrigley souvenir that's a little more grounds for bragging, as it were (I'm so sorry).

The Cubs are replacing the sod in Wrigley Field in anticipation of their post-season run and (fingers crossed) the playoffs, and this year, they've decided to leave the old sod for fans to pick up and bring home. Interested Chicagoans can head over to the lot not far from the stadium on the corner of West Waveland and North Clifton to pick up a batch, from 9 a.m. Thursday until either Saturday or when they run out.

According to a report this morning by NBC 5 Chicago, sod fiends began showing up even before the official 9 a.m. start time, eager to grab a piece of the stadium—one interviewee even mentioned her intentions to give away the sod as a wedding present.

A quick aside: the Cubs recommend you check with a lawncare expert before adding the sod to your yard—as much as you want to get those bragging rights right away, some yards might not be a good fit with the sod.