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HBCU New York City Football Classic: Morehouse Tigers vs. Howard Bison

  • HBCU NYC Football Classic: Morehouse Tigers vs. Howard Bison
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Halftime Features Drum Line Spectacular and Battle of the Bands Between Morehouse and Howard Marching Bands

Debut of HBCU New York City Football Classic to Take Place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Event organizers Sports Eleven05 will present the inaugural HBCU New York City Football Classic featuring Morehouse College and Howard University on September 17, 2022, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey live at 3 p.m. ET.

The first edition of the HBCU New York City Football Classic renews the historic rivalry between two premier institutions rich in heritage and tradition, both on and off the field. Howard and Morehouse have faced each other on the football field 37 times dating back to 1923, with Howard holding the all-time series advantage, 25-10-2. The teams last met in 2015 as Howard claimed a 25-17 victory at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Celebrating the tradition and pageantry of the HBCU gameday experience, the game’s halftime show will feature spectacular drum line performances and the battle of the bands between Morehouse’s “House of Funk” and Howard’s “Showtime” marching bands.

Sports Eleven05 has teamed up with HBCU Tools For School Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide educational resources to students attending HBCUs regardless of social or economic status.  The HBCU Tools for School Foundation will pay tribute to all 105 HBCU schools during the game by giving each student book scholarships and laptops.

“Football fans, alumni and students along the east coast can reunite each year in the New York City area to enjoy the pageantry, excitement and camaraderie associated with the HBCU football experience,” said Albert Williams, CEO, Sports Eleven05.

Tickets for the HBCU NYC Football Classic are on sale now at ticketmaster.com. To reserve a private suite for the game, email suites@metlifestadium.com for more information. For any other inquiries on the event, please call 833-NYC-HBCU (692-4228).

COVID-19 Entry Protocols

Face masks are not required for entry. However, all guests, regardless of vaccination status, are strongly recommended to wear masks in indoor public spaces including restrooms, clubs, suites, and elevators in accordance with the NJ Department of Health recommendations. Guests are not required to show a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to enter the Stadium. Check back for updates as these guidelines are subject to change. Visit the Stadium Safe page for more information.

Last Updated: March 7, 2022