Been meaning to put this on the blog for a few days now…
The NCAA’s Football Issues Committee has granted a four-year license to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the college football bowl game that will be held at Yankee Stadium. It’s the first the committee has licensed a bowl for a four-year cycle rather than the traditional year-by-year.
“We could not be more excited about bringing this premier college football bowl game to Yankee Stadium and the Bronx,” Yankees President Randy Levine said in a press release. “Yankee Stadium was built to be a premier destination not only for baseball but for other exceptional and memorable events. The pageantry and tradition of college football belongs in Yankee Stadium and New York City.”
The first Pinstripe Bowl is scheduled for December 30 and will be nationally televised by ESPN. Here’s the rest of the press release from the team.
The game will pit the Big East team with the third-best conference record against the Big 12 team with the sixth-best conference mark after the conferences’ respective BCS teams have been excluded from consideration. The conferences have entered a four-year agreement extending through 2013 to participate in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
In future years beyond 2010, games will take place no earlier than Christmas Day and no later than New Year’s Day.
Fans can access up-to-the-moment information at the game’s official Web site: www.newerapinstripebowl.com.
The Yankees will have an announcement regarding New Era Pinstripe Bowl ticket availability at a later date.