Both Maryland football and wrestling were scheduled to compete against Rutgers in Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4. Now, the teams will compete on Rutgers’ campus in Piscataway at High Point Solutions Stadium, Rutgers Athletics announced Friday evening.
With the New York Yankees looking like probable World Series participants, turning the baseball stadium into a wrestling ring and then a football field in such a short time could end up being a logistical nightmare. Waiting to see how the rest of the team’s season plays out wouldn’t give Rutgers enough time to come up with a contingency plan, so here we are.
"We were looking forward to staging this historic event at Yankee Stadium," Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs said. "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 Big Ten has yet to announce the game time for the football game or the wrestling match.