Although the first college football game at the new Yankee Stadium is still a year away, the New-York Historical Society is opening up its doors to the history of the game in the Bronx. Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Society is hosting a discussion on the history of college football at Yankee Stadium, moderated by Regis Philbin. The famed TV show personality will be joined by Dave Anderson, sports columnist for The Times; Pete Dawkins, a former Heisman Trophy winner; Thom Gatewood, a former Notre Dame player; and Tony Morante, the Yankees’ Tour director and team historian. According to the press release, this is the first in a series of NYHS events looking at historic sports events at Yankee Stadium, and this evening’s porgram will “explore the legendary Army vs. Notre Dame games and the popularity of college football in a bygone era.”
The fine print: The New-York Historical Society is located 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, and tickets are $24 for non-members and $12 members. However, the NYHS’ Twitter feed just published a discount code for those looking for half-priced tickets. I’ve been to some of their other programs, and they’re always interesting.