Fenway Park may be known for baseball as the home of the Boston Red Sox, but football has a long history at the ballpark dating back to its opening in 1912. Fenway Park went nearly a half century without the diamond being transformed to the gridiron, but that changed in 2015 when Notre Dame played Boston College and local high schools took the field for their traditional Thanksgiving Day football games. Fenway Park won’t go another 47 years without the pigskin as football returns this November in the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football.
The Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football will feature marquee matchups of New England’s premier college football programs. The University of Connecticut will host Boston College on Saturday, November 18. On Friday, November 10, Brown University hosts Dartmouth College in a matchup between two New England Ivy League schools. The following day, Saturday, November 11, the University of Massachusetts will host the University of Maine.
“Fenway Park is an iconic New England landmark and we are excited about the unique opportunity to play a football game there,” said Brown University Director of Athletics Jack Hayes. “It will be an unforgettable experience for our team members, alumni, and fans.”
Playing football at Fenway Park will have special meaning for each of the schools and their fan bases. This will be the first football game at Fenway Park for UConn, UMass and Maine, while Dartmouth and Brown have each taken the gridiron at Fenway twice before. Boston College leads the group of schools competing, as this November will be the 77th football game at Fenway for the Eagles.
“The historic prestige and legendary status of Fenway Park make this such a special and unique opportunity for the University of Maine and one we are excited to share with our student-athletes, staff, fans and alumni,” said UMaine Athletic Director Karlton Creech.
Newton-based Your Call Football will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Fenway Gridiron Series. The interactive technology company will be demonstrating its soon-to-be-launched game and app which will offer gamers and football fans the chance to control a live sporting event and compete on their play-calling skills.
“We are thrilled to partner with an innovative company in Your Call Football as the title sponsor of the Fenway Gridiron Series,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “Fenway Park has a rich history with football and we are pleased to partner with a company that is helping to bring the sport into the future.”
Tickets and additional information about the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football are available at redsox.com/gridiron.