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01/16/2013 12:21 PM ET

Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic faces off at noon Sunday, March 17 at Citi Field with Holy Cross-Navy and Michigan-Colgate

The New York Mets today announced the inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic will face off at noon on Sunday, March 17 at Citi Field with the College of the Holy Cross battling the United States Naval Academy and the University of Michigan playing Colgate University. 

ESPN3 will show the Holy Cross-Navy match at noon, and ESPNU will televise the Michigan-Colgate game at 3:00 p.m.  Both contests will be played rain or shine.

Tickets start at $12 and are on sale now at Mets.com/Lacrosse, Tickets.com and (718) 507-TIXX.  There are special opportunities for youth teams to play on the field before each game.   Please call group sales at (718) 507-TIXX or e-mail groupsales@nymets.com

Colgate, Holy Cross and Navy are all rivals in the Patriot League, while Michigan is making its mark in the Eastern College Athletic Conference after dominating the club level.  The games these first-rate athletic and academic institutions will play at Citi Field will count in their regular season standings as they compete for their league championships and a NCAA Tournament appearance.

Metropolitan Hospitality, the game’s promoter and producer, is Citi Field’s non-game day event company that has hosted almost 800 events since the ballpark opened in 2009.  With more than 200,000 square feet of hospitality space, Citi Field can accommodate corporate meetings, holiday parties, weddings, trade shows, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and a variety of other events.

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