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Yankee Stadium is pigskin-ready

Designed with football in mind, the stadium is ready to host Army vs. Notre Dame

Updated: November 21, 2010, 3:16 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The goal posts for Saturday's Army-Notre Dame game at Yankee Stadium went up about 10 days after the end of the baseball season. Sod was laid over the infield two weeks ago. Yard lines were painted last week.

But preparation for the first college football game at Yankee Stadium, old or new, in nearly 25 years started in earnest in the early 2000s. Back then, the New York Yankees designed the new stadium with college football in mind, says Yankees COO Lonn Trost.

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