PHILADELPHIA - For the first time in the history of the nation's oldest collegiate football stadium, Penn will host a nationally televised night game at Franklin Field -- and it will take place on a Friday.
As part of the Ivy League and NBC Sports agreement announced on Friday, theUniversity of Pennsylvania football teamwill add three national television appearances to the schedule, including an Ivy matchup under the lights at historic Franklin Field.
The Quakers will be featured nationally when they host Yale on Friday night of Family Weekend (Oct. 23), as well as on Homecoming against Princeton (Nov. 7) and at Harvard (Nov. 14).
This is the ninth straight season the Quakers have appeared on national television. Over the previous eight years, the Red and Blue have been featured nationally 19 times. This will also mark the sixth consecutive season the Quakers have had multiple national TV appearances.
Penn's last five national TV games have been on the road. The last time Franklin Field was in the national spotlight, the Quakers clinched the 2012 Ivy League title over No. 25 Harvard, 30-21.
This will also mark two mid-week games for the Quakers this season. Earlier this summer, Penn's matchup with Villanova was moved to Thursday, Sept. 24 due to the Papal visit and World Meeting of Families that weekend.
Season tickets are now on sale. Individual game tickets can be purchased beginning Aug. 14. The game times of Penn's remaining home games will be announced in the coming weeks.