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Turkey Bowl Game Between Darien And New Canaan To Be Held At Boyle Stadium

The annual Thanksgiving Day game between Darien and New Canaan will be held at Boyle Stadium in Stamford for the next two years.
The annual Thanksgiving Day game between Darien and New Canaan will be held at Boyle Stadium in Stamford for the next two years. Photo Credit: Daily Voice file photo

DARIEN, Conn. -- The annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Darien High School and New Canaan High School will be held at Boyle Stadium in Stamford for the next two years.

The two school districts jointly announced that the annual rivalry game, dubbed the Turkey Bowl, will be held at Boyle Stadium on Thanksgiving morning in 2017 and 2018. The decision was made because the stadium has a capacity of more than 10,000 spectators, making it ideal for the popular game between the New Canaan Rams and the Darien Blue Wave.

"Neither school district’s stadiums have such a large seating capacity, which resulted in many community members from both towns being turned away from attending the event in years past," the districts said in a statement.

"After much conversation and collaboration between the schools, the decision was made to provide adequate and ample seating for this exciting rivalry, which will allow for alumni, extended families, community members, and football fans region-wide to attend the game."

To preempt the need to wait on lines the day of the game, spectators will be able to purchase tickets in advance at each of the high schools. Details will follow from the individual schools regarding the specifics of the pre-sold tickets. Because of Boyle Stadium’s capacity, tickets will also be available at the gate on game day.

This year’s Turkey Bowl takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23.

Boyle Stadium is located at 141 Hillandale Ave. on the campus of Stamford High School.

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