June 20, 2013

Holy Cross-Monmouth Football Game To Be Played At Night

WORCESTER, Mass. – The College of the Holy Cross football team will play a home night game for the third straight season, when it takes on Monmouth on Saturday, Sept. 21. The contest between the Crusaders and the Hawks is scheduled to kick off at 6:00 p.m.

"We have had two nice events here the past two years, and they were on the Thursday night before Labor Day weekend," said athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. "They were good nights despite the fact it was Labor Day weekend, which is traditionally a difficult time to have home football games. After last year, we agreed that we really wanted to do this on a Saturday night in September. Our decision to schedule a 12th game on Sept. 21 provided us with a great opportunity. We are really looking forward to this."
    
"We look forward to playing another night game at Fitton Field this season," added Holy Cross head coach Tom Gilmore. "Our players are excited to take the field under the lights with an electric atmosphere. This will be a great opportunity for all our fans to come out and see us play on a Saturday night."

Holy Cross played its first-ever home night game at Fitton Field on Sept. 1, 2011, when it lost to Massachusetts 24-16. Last season, the Crusaders were defeated by New Hampshire 38-17 in a home night contest on Aug. 30, 2012. Both of those contests were played on Thursday nights.

Season tickets and single-game tickets for Holy Cross home football games will go on sale July 1.

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