Fenway Sports Management has created a new Fall Classic to be played in November.
Three, in fact, as Fenway Park will play host to a trifecta of college football games featuring New England teams.The main event will feature a clash between two FBS programs when UConn plays host to Boston College on Saturday, Nov. 18. It will be UConn's first appearance at Fenway while BC takes the field for the 77th time. BC's last game at Fenway was a 19-16 loss to Notre Dame last November before 38,686 fans.
"This is a unique experience for our players to play another game at Fenway Park," BC coach Steve Addazio said of the matchup, which was originally to be played in Storrs. "To be able to play a road game in the city of Boston is just tremendous."
UMass will make its Fenway debut when the Minutemen take on long time Yankee Conference and Atlantic 10 rival Maine on Nov. 11. UMass plays half of its home games at Gillette Stadium.
Football is coming back to Fenway!— Fenway Park (@fenwaypark) January 12, 2017
Boston College v UCONN
UMASS v Maine
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"This is a special opportunity for UMass that will undoubtedly attract the attention of fans throughout New England," said UMass AD Ryan Bamford.
It would be a Boston event without an Ivy League presence. Brown University will host Dartmouth College on Friday, Nov. 10. It will be the third Fenway appearance for both programs.
Times for the games are still to come.
This article was written by Rich Thompson from The Boston Herald and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.