Start spreading the news. Rutgers won’t be playing in Yankee Stadium this season, after all.
Rutgers and Maryland had originally scheduled a football/wrestling doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 4. However, because the Yankees are one win from a World Series berth and could host baseball games next weekend, the Scarlet Knights will instead host the football game and the wrestling match in Piscataway, N.J..
Rutgers said in a press release that it came to a joint conclusion with the Yankees on Friday “in order to allow a sufficient amount of time to logistically stage the events in Piscataway due to the Yankees’ current postseason run.”
“We were looking forward to staging this historic event at Yankee Stadium,” Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs said in a statement. “With two weeks until the date, it was important for us to finalize details that help ensure our fans and our student-athletes have a one-of-a-kind experience. As a result of the Yankees’ amazing postseason run, there were operational concerns that called for us to make a decision at this time. It was agreed that moving the game to High Point Solutions Stadium was the best option under the circumstances. We value our continuing partnership with the New York Yankees and will be cheering them on this weekend and hopefully in the World Series.”
Times for both the wrestling match and the football game have yet to be announced.