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It may seem hard to believe now, but there was a time when people thought that taking the Rivalry outside the state of Pennsylvania was a horrible idea.
A few days ago, Lafayette announced that they had sold out their alumni and faculty ticket allotment for the much-anticipated game at Yankee Stadium on November 22nd, 2014.
Lehigh, who has more alumni, sold out their similar allotment on November 25th, 2013, meaning that this edition of The Rivalry will break attendance records.
The game which some people thought might not sell 16,000 tickets will, in the most conservative estimates, will easily top 40,000 ticket sales, with the prospect of the Yankees opening up more seats later in the season.
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It was one of the worst-kept secrets of the 2012 season.
Even though it was unconfirmed for many months, people in the know heavily suspected that something big was on the horizon for “The Rivalry” for the upcoming 150th meeting between Lehigh and Lafayette.
In 2014, when “The Rivalry” celebrates its 130th birthday, the game will be played outside the state of Pennsylvania.
In two splashy announcements before the 148th meeting between the two rivals right before Thanksgiving, Lafayette and Lehigh jointly announced that the 150th game – Lafayette’s home game – will be contested at the new, 36,000 seat Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
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