Rutgers football on Friday announced it's relocating the upcoming football game against Maryland, scheduled for Yankee Stadium, to High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. What was to be a showcase event featuring a wrestling-football doubleheader sold as "The Big Ten Battle in the Bronx," will now be played on campus at Rutgers. But why? The Yankees are one win away from reaching the World Series, but even if they do advance, they'll be done playing games at the Stadium by Oct. 29. According to NJ.com, it would take a full week to prepare the field for football and the Yankees' staff might not have been available to help Rutgers prepare. "We were looking forward to staging this historic event at Yankee Stadium," Rutgers athletics director Pat Hobbs said in a press release. "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." But the more important answer might be the same thing that often prompts these decisions: money.
Rutgers moves Maryland game from Yankee Stadium
247 Sports | Oct 21