For the first time in program history, University of Massachusetts football will play a game at Fenway Park, it was announced by Fenway Sports Management on Thursday.
"We are thrilled to enter into a partnership with the Boston Red Sox to bring the Commonwealth's Flagship football program to Boston to play in iconic Fenway Park next fall," Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford said. "This is a special opportunity for UMass that will undoubtedly attract the attention of fans throughout New England. Our sincere thanks to the Red Sox leadership for working with us to bring UMass football to Fenway in 2017."
The Minutemen will host the University of Maine Black Bears on Sat., Nov. 11 as part of their 2017 slate. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Amherst.
"The tradition and prestige of Fenway Park means so much to the people of Massachusetts," head coach Mark Whipple said. "We are excited to host a New England opponent in Boston next fall. This is another meaningful step for our UMass football program."
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