An illustration of a football above Lafayette and Lehigh football helmets facing each otherDid you know the Lafayette-Lehigh game is the most-played rivalry in college football? This fall’s game, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium, will be the 157th meeting between the Leopards and Mountain Hawks.

This historic rivalry game typically sells out. Tickets for the game and bus will go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 6, and close on Friday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. or when they are no longer available. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

E-tickets cost $20.75 and can be purchased online only starting today. You must have your e-ticket downloaded or printed out on game day to enter the stadium. The online purchase will be through Lehigh’s ticketing office where students will create an account to purchase the e-tickets (your name will be removed from Lehigh’s database so no future email solicitation will occur). All students will sit in the designated Lafayette student section. If you have any problems ordering tickets, call Jordan McElroy at the Lehigh ticket office, 610-758-4263.

Students can purchase an e-ticket bus pass for $10. Students with a pass should arrive at the Leopard Parking Deck on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. The caravan of buses will depart at 10:30 a.m. Bags will be checked prior to boarding. Glass bottles and open containers are prohibited. Students who attempt to bring alcohol onto the bus and/or are visibly intoxicated will be denied entry and may be subject to a student conduct process. Students should expect another security check at Lehigh. Questions? Contact Billie Weiss,, 610-330-5471.

Following the game, buses will be waiting near the drop-off location.

Morning tailgate
Nov. 20, 8-9:30 a.m., Marquis Dining Hall
Prior to boarding the buses, Brian Samble, dean of students, will sponsor a tailgate in Marquis, which will open specifically for this event. Breakfast sandwiches with eggs, bacon, bagels, juice, and tater tots will be available, as well as bottled water. Wear your maroon and white and also be sure to dress warm and layer up; it will be a cold day. You’ll have to present your bus ticket to attend the tailgate.

This long-standing rivalry brings Lafayette students, fans, alumni, and friends together for a memorable day. To maintain the safety of our community, Lehigh and Lafayette’s deans’ offices will remain in contact about any misbehavior. Both our offices expect all students to be good representatives of our respective institutions. Throughout the course of the weekend, please be sure to make responsible choices, be safe, and have a great time. This year’s rivalry game promises to be a fantastic event, and we’d like each of you to have a great experience.

Go Lafayette! Beat Lehigh!

Dean Samble

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