Pitt and Syracuse to Play at Yankee Stadium in 2023
Instead of a first pitch, Yankee Stadium will have an opening kickoff this November.
Pitt will play Syracuse at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on Nov. 11, 2023, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first football game at Yankee Stadium — which was also played by Pitt and Syracuse.
“We look forward to celebrating this significant anniversary involving Pitt, Syracuse and the Yankees,” ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said in the release. “This is an incredible milestone in college football and we appreciate the cooperation of our tremendous partners to make this a special opportunity for our student-athletes, programs and fans. Yankee Stadium has a rich history of hosting college football games and we’re proud to add this game to its tradition.”
2023 Schedule Update ✍️
100 years after their first meeting at @YankeeStadium, Pitt and Syracuse will meet in The Bronx once again.
11.11.23#H2P » @ACCFootball pic.twitter.com/jgdvdNneiv
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) January 30, 2023
It will be Pitt’s fourth trip to Yankee Stadium for a football game, with the first being a 3-0 loss to the Orange in 1923. The most recent was Pitt’s Pinstripe Bowl appearance against Northwestern — a 31-24 loss — in 2016.
Pitt and Syracuse have met every season for the last 55 years, and with the new ACC scheduling format, the matchup will continue for the foreseeable future.
Pitt has played Syracuse 78 times in program history, dating back to a 30-0 inaugural win in the 1916 season. With a 43-32-3 all-time record against the Orange, Pitt has gotten the best of Syracuse of late.
A 19-9 win over a then-ranked Syracuse last November extended Pitt’s win streak to five games. Pitt has won 18 of the last 21 games played dating back to 2002.
Both Pitt and Syracuse will enter the 2023 matchup without their star running backs as both Israel Abanikanda and Sean Tucker declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.
The rest of Pitt’s schedule will be announced tonight at 7 p.m. on the ACC Network.
Current known schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 2: Wofford
Saturday, Sept. 9: Cincinnati
Saturday, Sept. 16: West Virginia
Saturday, Oct. 28: Notre Dame
The article mentions Pitt played 3 previous games at Yankee stadium. The first and most recent were losses… what about the other?
Pitt beat Army in 1962 at Yankee Stadium.
Sounds like a cool road trip. Might have to check into this.
If I remember correctly, the field was 110-yards long with the goal line in center field and the only endzone at home plate.
Seriously, one end zone! That would make for an interesting finish to a pick-six or scoop-and-score.