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Lafayette-Lehigh to turn 150 at Yankee Stadium

A special venue for a special game.

Lafayette College announced Saturday it will host the 150th football meeting with Lehigh University in 2014 at Yankee Stadium. College football's most- played rivalry will be held Nov. 22.

The announcement preceded the 148th renewal at Lafayette. Lehigh won, 38-21, but Lafayette still holds a 76-67-5 series lead.

"We hope this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for our student- athletes, alumni, family, and friends to participate in game No. 150 at a venue as storied as Yankee Stadium," Lafayette athletic director Bruce McCutcheon said. "Lehigh athletic director Joe Sterrett and I have worked together with our administration and representatives of Yankee Stadium for several years to help make this happen.

The Lafayette-Lehigh series began in 1884 and has been played without interruption since 1897. The game at Yankee Stadium will be the first meeting at a neutral site since Nov. 25, 1891, when the teams played at West Side Park in Wilkes Barre, Pa.

The approximate capacity of Yankee Stadium for the game will be 36,000. Kickoff will be set for mid-afternoon.

Four college football games, including two Pinstripe Bowls, have been played at the new Yankee Stadium since it opened for the 2009 baseball season.