Big East Expansion: League Looking At Championship Game At Yankee Stadium

If the Big East Conference survives the college football conference-realignment apocalypse and is successful in expanding to 12 football-playing members it will be interested in holding a championship game, possibly at Yankee Stadium, says a report.

"Big East Commissioner John Marinatto said on a media conference call today that the league would like to hold a championship game in New York after it adds six football members," wrote Curtis Eichelberger of Bloomberg.com Monday. "Yankees President Randy Levine said in an e-mail that the team would be "very" interested in hosting it at the three-year-old stadium in the Bronx."

Currently, the Big East does not have a conference championship game in football -- the league champion is decided on regular season play and head-to-head match ups. However, for men's basketball the conference holds a 16-team tournament in March at Madison Square Garden

As a media member who attended last year's Pinstripe Bowl I really like this idea -- if the Big East exists in the next few years. Last year's experiment to hold a "big time" college football game at Yankee Stadium was a success: The game was thrilling, the facility was a great place to watch a football event and the Yankee organization knows how to put together a quality experience.

I may not favor the Big East's plans to save its league, but if it can survive these conference alignment talks and somehow create a championship game, holding it at Yankee Stadium would be a very good idea.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.