Sports betting is going to see football played at Yankee Stadium later this year as the Pinstripe Bowl will match the third place team in the Big East against the sixth place team from the Big 12.
The game will be played on December 30th and should get a lot of offshore sports betting attention since it will be televised on ESPN.
Online sports betting will see ESPN televising this bowl game for the next six years. Playing the game in Yankee Stadium should definitely increase the offshore sports betting appeal. "I think no matter what the sport, every kid who grows up wants to play at Yankee Stadium," Yankees president Randy Levine said.
The old Yankee Stadium had Nebraska facing Miami back in 1962 but not many people remember that game. The question for this year’s game could be the weather since bowl games are not normally played in the Northeast in the winter. In fact, it will be the first bowl game in the Northeast since 1981.
The title sponsor of the game will be New Era Cap Co. Inc which agreed to a four-year deal. They are known for supplying caps to Major League Baseball teams. The question is whether college football needs another bowl game since they already have too many but Big East commissioner John Marinatto is happy. "Bowls, like everything else, are a function of the marketplace," he said.
The Pinstripe Bowl will not be the first football game played at Yankee Stadium. That honor will go to Notre Dame and Army who will meet on November 20th at Yankee Stadium. In addition to that game, there are others on the online sports betting slate in the future. Army will play Rutgers in 2011, Air Force in 2012 and Boston College in 2014.
Online sports betting can always be popular on bowl games and the date for the game at Yankee Stadium is a good one. Playing just a couple days before New Year’s Day should allow the bowl to stand out a little bit. And the weather might not be a problem either since people like to watch games that have snow and that could definitely be the case in New York in late December. The teams and the fans may not like the weather but the viewers on ESPN won’t be bothered.