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Yale football hosted first night game in 102 year history

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Two teams played under the lights at the Yale Bowl for the first time in 102 years.

The game kicked of at 7 p.m. ET on Friday night, the latest kickoff in the stadium’s history.

The stadium was built in 1914, the same year as Wrigley field in Chicago. Yale went an additional 28 years before installing lights, however.  The stadium was built for $750,000 in 1914, approximately $17.7 million in 2016. They have hosted the New York Football Giants while their stadium was being built and a notable Grateful Dead concert.

It was the first bowl shaped stadium in the country.

The approximate capacity is 61,466.

Unfortunately for Yale, the Bulldogs were on the wrong end of a 42-7 whooping courtesy of Penn.

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