New York’s Citi Field to Host Two NCAA Lacrosse Games in 2013

The New York Mets’ Citi Field will host a pair of college lacrosse games in March 2013, with the University of Michigan part of a four-team field that includes Patriot League rivals Colgate, Holy Cross and Navy.

Michigan will face Colgate in the first game of the inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic on March 17, while the U.S. Naval Academy meets Holy Cross. They will be the first National Collegiate Athletic Association lacrosse games played at Citi Field in the New York City borough of Queens.

“Lacrosse is immensely popular in our community and we are thrilled to bring together these four prestigious universities,” Mets executive vice president of business operations Dave Howard said in a statement.

The Michigan-Colgate game will be televised on ESPNU and the Navy-Holy Cross matchup will be aired on ESPN3.

Colgate went 14-4 last season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, while Michigan in 2012 completed its first season of varsity lacrosse after winning three straight national club team titles from 2008-10.

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