Calvert Hall, Loyola line up Towson State as site for game

November 09, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

This year's Calvert Hall-Loyola football game finally has a home.

Loyola athletic director Jerry Savage confirmed yesterday that contracts were signed with Towson State University to hold the 73rd annual game at Minnegan Stadium on Thanksgiving Day.

Savage said he and Calvert Hall athletic director Lou Eckerl met with Thomas M. Ruby, Towson State's director of event and conference services, to secure the use of the 5,000-seat facility. Ruby said the deal was confirmed yesterday morning.

The game, which began in 1920 and had been held at Memorial Stadium since 1944, was moved because the stadium is under contract for the filming of "Major League II."

"It's been a step-by-step process," said Savage. "The people in the Towson State community have been very kind to us through all of it."

Ticket information for the 10 a.m. game will be announced later this week, Savage said.

Negotiations were still proceeding with Towson State last week when state Sen. American Joe Miedusiewski told Calvert Hall coach Bill Mackley on Thursday that he had secured a deal with Jim Robinson, owner of Morgan Creek Productions, to have the stadium cleared of movie props the day before the game.

"It was a valiant, last-ditch effort to secure the traditional location," said Miedusiewski, a 1967 Calvert Hall graduate.

However, Miedusiewski had not received permission from the city's Department of Recreation and Parks, which is in charge of preparing the stadium field.

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