Hofstra men's lacrosse to open New Meadowlands Stadium

The Hofstra men’s lacrosse team will have a chance to become a part of Big Apple sports history on April 10 when the Pride face Delaware in the first event at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J..

The schedule for the Konica Minolta Big City Classic tripleheader was officially announced today and Colonial Athletic Association rivals Hofstra and Delaware will have the honor of playing the first game at the brand new home of the National Football League’s New York Giants and Jets. The Hofstra-Delaware game will start at 1 p.m. followed by Virginia-North Carolina at 4:00 p.m. and Syracuse-Princeton at 6:30 p.m. This is change from the inaugural Big City Classic tripleheader on April 4, 2009 at Giants Stadium where the Hofstra-Delaware game was the last one on the docket and the vast majority of the 22,038 fans had exited to escape windy frigid conditions.

Hopefully the combination of the Hofstra-Delaware game kicking off the 2010 Big City Classic tripleheader combined with people’s intrigue of seeing the brand new home of the Giants and Jets will allow the Pride to be exposed to a big-time college lacrosse atmosphere.

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