Navy to play in first-ever Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field

Navy will be a participant in one of the first two NCAA Division I lacrosse games played at Citi Field, the New York Mets announced Monday.

The inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic will feature the Midshipmen playing Holy Cross at approximately 4:05 p.m. Sunday, March 17. The game will be preceded by Michigan-Colgate at 1:05 p.m.

ESPNU is expected to telecast the Michigan-Colgate game, with ESPN3 carrying Holy Cross-Navy.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Mets.com/Lacrosse, Tickets.com and 718-507-TIXX.

Colgate, Holy Cross and Navy are all rivals in the Patriot League, while Michigan is entering its second season in the Eastern College Athletic Conference after dominating the club level.

“Lacrosse is immensely popular in our community, and we are thrilled to bring together these four prestigious universities for the first-ever lacrosse games at Citi Field,” said Dave Howard, the Mets' executive vice president of business operations. “This high-profile event further positions Citi Field as a world-class sports and entertainment venue that has hosted a myriad of events, including international soccer, large-scale concerts and festivals.”

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