Colonial Clash Tickets On Sale Now
Aug. 1, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - Gillette Stadium, the University of Massachusetts and the University of New Hampshire announce that ticket sales for the Colonial Clash go on sale to the general public Monday, August 1 at 10 a.m. The game will be played Saturday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. Tailgating will be permitted during the game with parking lots opening at 11:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.
Last year's game, the first college game ever at Gillette Stadium, drew a crowd of 32,848, a record for the annual rivalry. Gillette will become the full-time home field of the Minutemen in 2012 when they begin playing a full FBS and Mid-American Conference schedule.
The teams have played each other every year since 1952 with UMass holding a 43-27-3 advantage. UNH captured the 2008 game 52-21, UMass won the 2009 thriller 23-17 and the Wildcats beat the Minutemen last year 39-13. The annual rivalry almost always has a direct bearing on the Colonial Athletic Association championship chase as UMass and UNH have captured or shared the conference title each of the last four years.
UMass has advanced to the NCAA championship three times since 2003 (2003, 2006 and 2007) while UNH has been selected to play in the NCAA championship each of the past seven seasons (2004-2010).
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $25. The ticket price includes parking. Fans will be able to select seats on the respective school sidelines. UMass will utilize the Patriots sideline and UNH will be on the "visiting" team sidelines. A seating chart is available on the Ticketmaster event page.
Group sales are available for 20 or more fans by calling 1-877-GET-REVS.
In addition to serving as the home of the three-time Super Champion New England Patriots and the 2007 U.S. Open Cup champion New England Revolution, Gillette Stadium has hosted a variety of sporting events since opening in 2002, including the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships, FIFA World Cup qualifiers and high school football Super Bowls.
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