Tickets for 2012 football games at Yankee Stadium go on sale this week

Tickets for the New York Urban League Football Classic are now on sale exclusively at www.yankees.com/football.  The NYUL Football Classic returns to Yankee Stadium on November 17, 2012, as Hampton University will face Morgan State University at the home of the Yankees.

The original Yankee Stadium was host to what would become known as the annual New York Urban League Football Classic from 1968-73 and ’76-87. Morgan State played 11 times in the contest, going 1-10 as they faced off against Grambling and head coach Eddie Robinson each time. For Hampton, it will mark their first football game at Yankee Stadium (original or current).

Since its inception, proceeds from the New York Urban League Football Classic have helped to leverage over $20 million in Whitney M. Young, Jr. Educational Scholarships to nearly 4,000 college bound students. Whitney M. Young, Jr. who the scholarship was named after, was the President of the National Urban League.  His distinguished career was marked by his effectiveness in bringing the business community into full participation in the struggle for Civil Rights.  Young focused on gaining equality for blacks in business and politics, along with improving opportunities for the urban poor.  The New York Urban League continues the mission to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first-class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy in our highly diversified city.

Tickets for the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowlwhich is scheduled to take place this year on Saturday, December 29 –will go on sale to the general public at www.newerapinstripebowl.com on Friday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. Mastercard® cardholders can take advantage of a special MasterCard only pre-on-sale starting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22 and ending on Thursday, August 23 at 10:00 p.m. All fans purchasing tickets beginning on Friday, August 24 through September 30 are eligible for early bird discount pricing of up to $35 dollars off per ticket.

This season marks the third New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, which pits the Big East Conference vs. the Big 12 Conference. Last year, Rutgers University defeated Iowa State University, 27-13.