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The Yankee Stadium College Football Series ticket package for the games Nov. 12 between Army and Rutgers and Dec. 30 between teams yet to be determined in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl go on sale at 1 p.m. Tuesday at http://www.yankees.com/football and http://www.pinstripebowl.com.
Packages are priced as low as $55 apiece.
The Nov. 12 game will be Army’s second at the current Yankee Stadium. West Point played in the inaugural college football game Nov. 20, 2010 and lost to Notre Dame, 27-3, in the 50th all-time meeting between the schools. Army played 38 times at the original Stadium and compiled a record of 14 victories, 19 losses and 5 ties.
Rutgers will return to the home of the Yankees for the first time since 1948. The Scarlet Knights played nine times at the original Stadium – all against New York University – and had a 1-7-1 record. The schools played annually from 1926-33 and again in 1948.
Army and Rutgers have played each other 37 times, with Rutgers holding a 19-18 edge in the all-time series.
This year marks the second annual New Era Pinstripe Bowl, which pits teams from the Big East and Big 12 conferences. In the inaugural game Dec. 30, 2010, Syracuse defeated Kansas State, 36-34.
The blizzard that struck the Eastern seaboard forced the postponement of Monday’s New Era Pinstripe Bowl Kickoff Event at the Times Square Visitor Center at 1560 Broadway. The event has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Visitor Center, which has its entrance on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets in Manhattan.
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl will pit Syracuse against Kansas State at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Yankee Stadium, the first college football bowl game in New York since 1962. Among the festivities Tuesday will be the unveiling of the George M. Steinbrenner championship trophy that will be presented to the winning team after the game.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be on hand Tuesday along with team president Randy Levine and chief operating officer Lonn Trost to launch Bowl Week in New York. Kansas State director of athletics John Curie and representatives of Syracuse will also be in attendance as well as cast members from the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical Rock of Ages, plus the Kansas State band and the school’s mascot, Willie the Wildcat.
Fans will be able to purchase tickets to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl all week at the Times Square Visitors Center all week as well at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at http://www.pinstripebowl.com.
Wednesday, the Empire State Building will get into the act. The north and south sides of the building will be lit orange and white for Syracuse, and the west and east sides will be lit purple and white for Kansas State.
Fresh off his agreeing to a two-year contract, Mariano Rivera will join former teammate Bernie Williams at Yankee Stadium Thursday as part of the Yankees’ 17th annual Holiday Food Drive, presented by White Rose Foods.
Fans bringing at least 30 pounds of non-perishable food to the Stadium between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Gate 2 on the corner of Jerome Avenue and 164th Street will receive a voucher good for two complimentary grandstand or bleachers tickets or two half-price tickets in select seating areas to one of 22 designated games during the 2011 regular season.
Fans donating the required food amount will also receive a voucher valid for discounted ticket pricing for the 2010 New Era Pinstripe Bowl between Syracuse and Kansas State Dec. 30 at the Stadium, compliments of New Era. Vouchers may be redeemed online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office.
Rivera (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Williams (11 a.m.-12 noon) will be on hand to assist in collecting food items. The Yankees, in conjunction with Bronx clergy, will distribute the food throughout the borough to those in need. Rice and bottled water will not be accepted.
To help kick off the Yankees Holiday Food Drive, White Rose Foods – along with their Kraft, Unilever, Snapple, New World Pasta, Masterfoods, Domino, Conagra, Carolina Rice, Clorox, Campbell’s, Nestle, Smuckers and General Mills – will donate more than 40 pallets of food (approximately 60,000 pounds).
Fans driving to the Stadium may pull up to Gate 2 to drop off their donation.
In connection with the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 30 at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees have scheduled a series of community initiatives with New York City’s Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL). In support of the PSAL, the Yankees installed a new all-grass football field at Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx. The sod was donated by DeLea Sod Farms, which plants the same type of grass at Yankee Stadium.
The Stadium will also be the site of the PSAL Football Championship Game at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, featuring two Brooklyn high schools, Abraham Lincoln against Fort Hamilton. It will be the first high school football game to be contest to be played in the current Stadium. All tickets for the PSAL Championship will be distributed through the PSAL. Fans may request tickets by e-mailing Jennifer Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yankees also plan to honor the best scholar-athletes in New York City Monday, Dec. 20, at the Stadium during their first annual “MVP Dinner.” The occasion will bring together 55 male and female students – 11 from each borough – who have led by example in the community, classroom and respective sports. The top graduating high school scholar-athlete from each borough will also be recognized during halftime of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl by introducing them to the crowd and designating them as “Borough Captains.”
During the week of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, which will pit Syracuse against Kansas State, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will host instructional clinics in conjunction with the Yankees for New York City-based youth tackle football teams. The clinics will take place at Macombs Dam Park, located across the street from Yankee Stadium.
On the morning of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the Yankees and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation are inviting high school performing arts students to Macombs Dam Park for the “Battle of the Bands.” The marching bands of the competing universities in the game will warm up with a friendly musical competition for local youth.
Kickoff for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, and will be televised nationally televised by ESPN, which has also secured national and local radio rights for ESPN Radio.