Lafayette-Lehigh to play 150 in NYC?
Philadelphia, PA – As if the 150th meeting between the Lafayette and Lehigh football teams wasn't special enough ...
How about an extra special venue?
The Express-Times of Easton, Pa., reported Thursday about the concept of college football's most-played game celebrating its 150th meeting in 2014 at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Lafayette athletic director Bruce McCutcheon told the Express-Times he had spoken with Lehigh athletic director Joe Sterrett about doing "something special" for the 150th meeting. McCutcheon did not say whether the idea of playing the game at "The House That Ruth Built" was under serious consideration.
Through 147 meetings, Lafayette holds a 76-66-5 series lead.
The rivalry annually sells out at Lafayette (13,132) and Lehigh (16,000), but how much of a bigger draw it would be at Yankee Stadium is unknown.
Four college football games, including two Pinstripe Bowls, have been played at the new Yankee Stadium since it opened for the 2009 baseball season.