The Rutgers football program announced Friday it will be adding two new non-conference games, one of which will be at Rutgers’ own home stadium in New Brunswick.
The announcement was made during the first day of the Rutgers Football Camp at the Meadowlands, where the Scarlet Knights will play host to the Rutgers Devils.
The Rutgers-Nassau County Coliseum, home of the New Brunswick Spartans since 2012, is one of the largest stadiums in the country and home to the New Jersey Devils.
The stadium opened in 2013 and features seating for about 3,000 fans.
The news was announced during the Rutgers football camp at the Nassau Coliseum, where Rutgers will play hosts to the Devils.
Rutgers-NJ.com reported Friday that the addition of Rutgers-New Brunswick would be a significant development for the Scarlet Knight program, which is looking to build its home-field advantage in the New York area.
The program is looking for new facilities that will support its growth and help it compete in the next generation of fan bases in the region.
The program has previously moved away from Nassau County and its reliance on its home campus has resulted in an increasingly smaller stadium footprint for the team.
Rutgers-NJ reported Friday the school had also agreed to a new deal with the Nassaget Valley Sports Authority, which owns the stadium, for a portion of the $50 million stadium renovation project.
The school also announced Friday the first season-ticket holders who have signed up to the NJCA and its season ticket program will receive an additional $50,000 for their first season of service.NJCA Executive Director Chris Mowrer said in a press release that Rutgers-new-jersey is the first time the university has committed to providing new-home fans an additional season ticket package, in addition to providing other amenities.RUTGERS FAN CAMP ANNOUNCES ANNOUCEEDThe Rutgers Football camp will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the NJCC in East Rutherford.
The Rutgers-NC State game will be played Saturday, Aug. 31, at Nassau Stadium in East Brunswick.
Tickets are on sale now at NJCCs Ticket Office and online at NJACC.com.
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The first two games of the 2017 season will be in the Big Ten Conference, with the first home game, at Ohio State on Sept. 10.
The other two games, the first of which is Sept. 14 at Nebraska, will be nationally televised on ABC.
The other game, a road game at Rutgers, will also be televised nationally.
For more information on the Rutgers-USC rivalry, visit Rutgers-usc.com/Rutger.