It appears that not even the New York Yankees thought they’d be playing this late in October. The ballpark operations department had a standing agreement with Rutgers University to play host to their game against the Maryland Terrapins in two weeks.
But given that the Yankees are in the midst of a potentially historic run towards the World Series, school officials have had to make other arrangements.
The game between the Rutgers and Maryland football teams has been moved to High Point Solutions Stadium, because the New York Yankees might need their ballpark to play World Series baseball.
NJ.com is reporting that the arrangements have already been made.
“We were looking forward to staging this historic event at Yankee Stadium,” Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs said in a statement. “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. As a result of the Yankees’ amazing postseason run, there were operational concerns that called for us to make a decision at this time.
“It was agreed that moving the game to High Point Solutions Stadium was the best option under the circumstances. We value our continuing partnership with the New York Yankees and will be cheering them on this weekend and hopefully in the World Series.”
The Yankees fate will be decided by the two most exciting words in sports: Game Seven. They’ll take on the Houston Astros in the decisive final game of a series that has swung wildly back and forth.
At this point, Rutgers might as well root for the Baby Bombers to advance, their game has already been moved.