Big East Expansion: Yankee Stadium Wants To Host Championship Game

Big East commissioner John Marinatto said Tuesday that once the league expanded to 12-teams, it would be interested in holding a conference championship game in New York.

The dust hasn't even settled on that announcement and Yankee Stadium has already said it would like to be the host for that game.

Yankees President Randy Levine said in an e-mail that the team would be "very" interested in hosting it at the three-year-old stadium in the Bronx.

Yankees Stadium has already gotten the ball rolling on hosting football games. It hosted Amry and Notre Dame in front of 54,000 last season, hosted the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl featuring Big East member Syracuse, and will host a game between Big East member Rutgers and Army on Nov. 12.

The game isn't official by any means yet. The league still needs to invite more members and those potential members need to say yes. Until then, you're left to dream of a NYC showdown between South Florida and Cincinnati in December.

For more, visit Big East Coast Bias. Stay tuned to SB Nation's conference realignment news section.

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