STORRS, CONN. —The University of Connecticut, in partnership with the Fenway Sports Management Group, is proud to announce that the Huskies will face Boston College in the sport of football at Fenway Park on November 18, 2017.
This game is being played as a part of a series of “Football at Fenway” games matching several New England institutions and was originally scheduled to be played at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on the same date.
“We are thrilled to take part in the continuation of what we hope will be a long-time partnership with the Fenway Group and the Boston Red Sox,” said UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict. “This game will present our players an unforgettable experience playing in one of the most-renowned venues in American sport and provide UConn fans with a front row seat. We could not be happier to take part.”
For the contest, UConn will receive 22,000 of the expected 39,000 tickets to be made available for sale. Boston College will receive 7,000 to sell to its fan base and the Fenway Group will distribute the final 10,000. UConn will also receive a guaranteed payment of $1.125 million for its participation in the contest, the largest game guarantee in Husky football history. BC will not be paid any guarantee.
“I think this is a great opportunity for our team, to play a quality opponent, New England rival and in such a unique and famous setting,” said UConn Head Coach Randy Edsall. “When David said that this was a possibility, I immediately thought about it being a once in a lifetime game day experience for our team, staff and fans.”
Ticket sales for this event will be handled by the Fenway group, but UConn football season ticket holders, as well as UConn students, will have first priority on purchase of the school allotment of tickets, with information to be made available in the very near future.
“We expect this to be a first class experience for any of our fans that attend,” said Benedict. “We have access to the best and biggest allotment of tickets, parking and pre-game hospitality areas for this game and have plans to setup surrounding events for UConn fans, students and alumni in attendance and a Husky Fanfest event as well. It is sure to be a memorable day for UConn Football.”