Foxborough, Mass. (August 2, 2011) - Gillette Stadium, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts have announced that ticket sales for the Colonial Clash football game are now on sale to the general public.
The game will be played Saturday, October 22, at 3:30 p.m. Parking lots will open at 11:30 a.m. and tailgating will be permitted. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $25. The ticket price includes parking. Fans can select seats on their respective school's sideline. UMass will utilize the Patriots sideline and UNH will be on the "visiting" team sideline. A seating chart is available on the Ticketmaster event page.
Group sales are available for 20 or more fans by calling 1-877-438-7387.
Last year's contest, the first college football game ever at Gillette Stadium, drew a crowd of 32,848, a record for the annual rivalry and for a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) league matchup.
The teams have played each other every year since 1952 with UMass holding a 43-27-3 advantage. UNH captured the 2008 game, 52-21; UMass won the 2009 thriller, 23-17; and the Wildcats beat the Minutemen last year, 39-13.
UMass has advanced to the NCAA championship three times since 2003 (2003, 2006 and 2007) while UNH has been selected to play in the NCAA championship each of the past seven seasons (2004-2010), the longest active streak in the nation.
In addition to serving as the home of the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and the New England Revolution of the MLS, Gillette Stadium has hosted a wide variety of sports events since opening in 2002, including the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships, FIFA World Cup qualifiers and high school football Super Bowls.