The Game 2021: New Haven means newfound excitement and new business

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The worry that The Game might be played at Harvard next year has been put to rest, and Yale students and New Haven business owners alike are thrilled that the historic rivalry will return to the Elm City in 2021.

Rehan Melwani 12:31 am, Nov 19, 2020

Staff Reporter

Yale Daily News

It’s that time of year already, when the foliage starts to fall, Thanksgiving break is around the corner and the annual Yale-Harvard football game would normally be on the forefront of every Yalie’s mind. Yet, with no game for the first time since World War II, there is no grand culmination of the fall semester for Cambridge and New Haven sports fans alike. However, Yale students and New Haven business owners expressed excitement at the news that The Game will be held at the Yale Bowl, as opposed to the Harvard Stadium, in 2021.

Last November, the Bulldogs took down the Crimson in an historic double overtime thriller. The stadium was filled with just shy of 45,000 fans cheering on their respective teams. Alumni, faculty, students and football fans all gathered to watch one of the most historic rivalries take place.

Looking back, defensive end Brett Gerber ’22 vividly remembers his experience on …

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