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Rutgers-Maryland Game On Nov. 4 Moved From Yankee Stadium To New Jersey

Blame the Yankees' postseason success.

Rutgers and Maryland were supposed to take part in a wrestling/football doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 4, but those plans have changed.

Instead, the event will be moved to High Point Solutions Stadium on the Rutgers campus. The reason? The New York Yankees are one win away from a World Series berth, and logistics were getting dicey.

The kickoff time for the Rutgers-Maryland football game has yet to be determined.

“We were looking forward to staging this historic event at Yankee Stadium,” Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs said in a press release. “With two weeks until the date, it was important for us to finalize details that help ensure our fans and our student-athletes have a one-of-a-kind experience. As a result of the Yankees’ amazing postseason run, there were operational concerns that called for us to make a decision at this time. It was agreed that moving the game to High Point Solutions Stadium was the best option under the circumstances. We value our continuing partnership with the New York Yankees and will be cheering them on this weekend and hopefully in the World Series.”

Most Rutgers fans should be happy with this outcome, as it gives their team back a home game it would have lost because of the neutral site. Yankee Stadium is a historic venue, but it isn't a great place to watch a football game, plus it is easier for RU to host potential recruits on campus.

Since joining the Big Ten in 2014, Rutgers and Maryland have met three times, with the Terps winning two of three matchups.