The New Era Pinstripe Bowl returns to Yankee Stadium this December after being canceled last season due to COVID-19 considerations.
The Dec. 29 contest at the Bronx ballpark will be the 11th edition of the bowl and the seventh straight time it will feature teams from the Big Ten and ACC conferences.
“We are excited to welcome back college football and the pageantry of Bowl Season to Yankee Stadium in 2021,” said Pinstripe Bowl executive director Mark Holtzman in a news release on Thursday. “In a little more than a decade, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl has become a fixture on the New York sports landscape and a premier destination bowl for Big Ten and ACC Conference schools.
“We are proud to have had a special atmosphere every year, which is a direct result of the participating schools and their alumni, the competitiveness of the matchups, and the one-of-a-kind backdrop provided by New York City during the holiday season. For both fans in attendance at Yankee Stadium and the national audience tuning in, we look forward to continuing this rousing tradition on December 29.”
The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
“We are excited to welcome college football back to Yankee Stadium this December,” said New Era vice president Josh Feine. “The New Era Pinstripe Bowl is a New York City holiday tradition, and we are thrilled to once again to partner with the New York Yankees on the 11th annual edition of the game.”
Michigan State defeated Wake Forest, 27-21, in the most recent Pinstripe Bowl in 2019.
–Field Level Media