The annual rivalry between Saint Ignatius vs. St. Edward will be renewed in Cleveland's largest venue: FirstEnergy Stadium.
The home of the Cleveland Browns will play host to the Wildcats vs. Eagles rivalry on September 19 at 7 pm.
In its last two home games, Saint Ignatius chose FirstEnergy Stadium to host the game, as the facility boasts a world-class field and personnel to help the game run smoothly and give student-athletes the once-in-a-lifetime experience of playing on the same grass where the Browns play eight times a year.
This will be the fifth time that the Wildcats will pay a visit to FirstEnergy Stadium Saint Ignatius lost to Lake Catholic in 2010, 28-21; defeated Cardinal Mooney in 2012, 31-7; beat St. Edward in 2016, 34-7; and defeated St. Edward in 2018, 21-7. The first two of those games were part of the Cleveland Browns’ High School Football Charity Game.
The Wildcats own the overall series advantage over the Eagles, 32-26-1.
The game will be broadcasted live on the Saint Ignatius Broadcast Network, free of charge, as always.
As far as ticketing, the Governor's Order limits attendance to 1,500 fans. There will be no public sale, as tickets will be distributed to the families of players, coaches, and Saint Ignatius band members.
The suites will not be available for purchase.
"We're so excited for our student-athletes to have this experience," says Athletic Director Rory Fitzpatrick. "We host the game at FirstEnergy Stadium because it's a first-class facility that our athletes love to play at. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them to run through the tunnel and play on the same field the Browns do. We can't wait for our guys to have that experience."