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Yankees Aim To Surpass 40,000 In Attendance For Pinstripe Bowl

Yankees officials are aiming to surpass 40,000 in attendance for the Dec. 29 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium between Syracuse and West Virginia after drawing about 38,000 in each of the game's first two iterations. Club officials said the matchup between former Big East rivals is easily the game's best thus far, and the shift to a Saturday afternoon timeslot should also boost ticket sales. The Yankees and officials from both schools this morning held a press conference to discuss the matchup. Syracuse played in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl two years ago against Kansas State.

"I was at the National Football Foundation dinner last night (in N.Y.), and when I walked into the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria, I felt like a rock star," said Pinstripe Bowl Exec Dir Mark Holtzman. "All the other bowl directors, even the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl and so forth, were giving me high fives because of our matchup."
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