December 13, 2017

Wilkes Football to Face Alvernia as Part of the 2018 Baseballtown Gridiron Classic

Alvernia To Host Wilkes At FirstEnergy Stadium
WILKES-BARRE – The Wilkes University football team will play Alvernia University as part of the 2018 Baseballtown Gridiron Classic on Saturday, September 29, 2018 as announced by the Reading Fightin Phils. The game will be played at FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies double-A affiliate, at a time to be determined.

The 2018 Baseballtown Gridiron Classic will feature at least eight games between September 20th and October 6th with seven Berks County High School games and the Middle Atlantic Conference college football clash between the Colonels and Golden Wolves currently scheduled.

The game will mark the first meeting between the two schools as Alvernia will be playing its inaugural season of varsity football.
America's Classic Ballpark is no stranger to hosting football games as the stadium held high school games from 1951 until 1982. However, this time around there will be no dirt infield for the teams to deal with. When the 2018 Fightin Phils season ends brand new turf will be installed to create an all grass surface for the Gridiron Classic to take place on.

The field will run along the first base line with one end zone near the third base line and the other at the right field warning track area. Starting line-ups, replays, and close-ups of the teams will be shown on the FirstEnergy Vision videoboard, a $1 million HD television screen.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 16, 2018. General Admission tickets will be sold in the Fightins Main Grandstand and are $6 with children 4 & under free. Reserved Seating tickets will be located in the Fightins First Base Grandstand and will cost $10. Group tickets are available in both grandstands and can also be purchased in the two picnic areas located near each end zone.

Complete information regarding the 2018 Baseballtown Gridiron Classic can be found in the Fightin Phils' Release.

2018 Baseballtown Gridiron Classic Schedule:

- Thursday, September 20, 2018 
    Muhlenberg Muhls at Exeter Eagles (7:00 p.m.)

- Friday, September 21, 2018          
    Governor Mifflin Mustangs at Reading Red Knights (7:00 p.m.)

- Saturday, September 22, 2018
    Conrad Weiser Scouts at Twin Valley Raiders (7:00 p.m.)

- Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Hamburg Hawks at Berks Catholic Saints (7:00 p.m.)

- Friday, September 28, 2018
    Reading Red Knights at Daniel Boone Blazers (7:00 p.m.)

- Saturday, September 29, 2018
    Wilkes University at Alvernia University (TBD)

- Thursday, October 4, 2018       
    Twin Valley Raiders at Muhlenberg Muhls (7:00 p.m.)

- Friday, October 5, 2018
    Hempfield Black Knights at Wilson Bulldogs (7:00 p.m.)

- Saturday, October 6, 2018           

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