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HBCU New York football classic debuts in 2022

The HBCU New York Football Classic is born as two well-known HBCUs prepare to meet up in the Big Apple next fall.

NEW YORK, NY – Sports Eleven05 presents the HBCU New York Football Classic, a collegiate football game featuring teams from HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The game will be held annually, starting September 2022 at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. This new sports tradition kicks off with Howard University and Morehouse College renewing their historic rivalry between two premier institutions rich in heritage and tradition, on and off the field. The inaugural game is Sept. 17, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.

The Howard-Morehouse series dates back to 1923. Howard leads the all-time series 25-10-2. The two teams last played back in 2015, with Howard claiming a 35-17 victory over Morehouse at the now-defunct Nation’s Classic at RFK Stadium.

Football fans, alumni and students along the east coast can reunite each year to enjoy the pageantry, excitement and camaraderie associated with the HBCU football experience. The game is certainly the highlight of the weekend, but also included are several ancillary events, such as the Alumni Mixer, Scholarship Gala, Pep Rally and Step Show, Pre-Game Show, and of course, The Fan Festival Tailgating.

Tickets for the inaugural HBCU New York Football Classic goes on sale November 1, 2021, at all Ticketmaster locations, and at MetLife Stadium ticket outlets. Tickets will be available for sale at the Morehouse College Bookstore and Howard University Box Office at a later date. Seats are priced from $25 to $50. Additional information on tickets and HBCU NYFC Events can be found on the Classic’s website at 

HBCU New York football classic debuts in 2022
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