After such a great time at West Point last season for our 500th Game celebration, attendees are still talking about what great time they had. One reveler claimed that once he got off the bus at West Point, he felt like he knew everybody even though he knew very few to begin with. We all had a great time tailgating before the game, enjoying the pregame festivities at Michie Stadium, and enjoying more tailgate cuisine, beverages, and camaraderie after the game where Rutgers defeated Army, 31-21. Like many others, he said he would definitely go with us again this season. Well, 21 tickets have already been purchased of the 55 we have for this season’s Notre Dame vs. Syracuse clash to be held on Oct. 1 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The cost is $100 per person that covers your $60 seat in the upper deck , parking (probably about $30 if you came in your own car), and some special tailgate fare to be planned. Profits go to the Boonton Knights of Columbus as an annual fundraiser to raise money for local and national charities such as Wounded Warriors.
The game time has not been announced yet, but we’ll be flexible with the bus most likely leaving from the K of C Hall in Boonton, NJ. So if you’re interested, not many tickets remain for what promises again to be a fun time. We’re on a record-setting pace to sell most of these tickets so fast for any events the Knights have hosted before including an upcoming Yankees vs. Red Sox game this May ($60/each). The event should be outstanding once again. Notre Dame, a preseason Top Ten pick in most early polls, will be a looking to rebuild its defense with several key players from a year ago moving on the pros. Syracuse comes in with its first year Head Coach Dino Babers who likes to run a wide-open offense like the ones he created at Bowling Green the last two seasons. A year ago, Barbers’ Falcons posted a 10-4 record, won the Mid-American Conference Championship , and averaged 44.2 points per game. The Orange fans will be fired up to see more points up on the scoreboard, and their could give a revitalized Irish defense a run for its money. And we’ll guarantee that the tailgating in The Meadowlands parking lot will be outstanding! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in attending this year’s Big Tailgate.