Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dartmouth-Brown In Fenway

Dartmouth College and Brown University have agreed to play their scheduled Ivy League football game this fall on Friday, Nov. 10 at the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park. It will be the 95th game in the series and third between the two at the historic venue. 
“We are excited to renew our rivalry with Brown inside the hallowed walls of Fenway Park,” said Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach at Dartmouth. “It is a unique opportunity for the young men in our program to play in one of the cathedrals of sport in this country and to connect with Dartmouth Football’s history in Fenway that stretches back over 100 years.”
The Providence Journal also has a story HERE. Brown coach Phil Estes:
"Fenway Park is a special place, even if you are not from New England. I know our players will light up when they walk on to the hallowed turf at Fenway and look up at the Green Monster. I expect a huge turnout from our alumni base and Brown community, who will embrace supporting our team in one of the nation's greatest treasures."
Dartmouth-Brown will be one of three college games at Fenway next fall. UMass and Maine will play on Nov. 11 and Boston College and UConn will play on Nov. 18. Find a NESN brief on the Football at Fenway series HERE.

In case you are wondering, here's how Fenway is set up for football (courtesty of SeatGeek). The Green Monster is behind the left sideline.