2010 Konica Minolta Big City Classic Set to Open the New Meadowlands Stadium with Prime-Time Match-Ups
Konica Minolta Big City Classic opens the New Meadowlands Stadium on April 10, 2010
Last year the inaugural Big City Classic broke the attendance record for a regular season, lacrosse-only event with 22,308 fans in Giants Stadium. The second year of the event will break new ground for the sport as the first event to ever be played at the New Meadowlands Stadium. This state-of-the-art facility will open its gates to lacrosse fans at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic before serving as the new home for the NFL's Giants and Jets. The Konica Minolta Big City Classic gives New York area sports fans the chance to get an early look at the much anticipated stadium.
"The fact that a college lacrosse lineup will open up the New Meadowlands Stadium is simply an amazing opportunity," said Carpenter. "This allows us to raise the profile of lacrosse and continue attracting new fans to the sport."
The schedule for the Konica Minolta Big City Classic has been set. Delaware and Hofstra will face off in the first game at 1:00 p.m ET. The second game will be Virginia vs. North Carolina at 4:00 p.m. The third game will be played during prime-time with Princeton and Syracuse set to face off at 6:30 p.m.
The six lacrosse teams involved are worthy of the big stage. North Carolina, Virginia, Syracuse, Princeton, Hofstra and Delaware have advanced to the NCAA Semifinals a combined 69 times. They have won 25 NCAA championships, including the back-to-back titles Syracuse claimed during the last two seasons.
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