The 2020 New Era Pinstripe Bowl was canceled Friday due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The game featuring teams from the ACC and Big Ten was scheduled for Dec. 29 at Yankee Stadium in New York.
“Due to the recent increase in coronavirus cases, which has led to the imposition of various travel restrictions and the cancellation of many college football games, including those in the Big Ten and ACC Conferences, we have made the decision out of an abundance of caution and in conjunction with both conferences to cancel the 2020 New Era Pinstripe Bowl,” bowl officials said in a statement.
“The priority of the Yankees, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Big Ten and ACC is the safety of players, coaches and staff, and this decision is consistent with that approach. We look forward to hosting the New Era Pinstripe Bowl with an enthusiastic crowd filling Yankee Stadium in 2021.”
Michigan State defeated Wake Forest, 27-21, in the 2019 Pinstripe Bowl.
The game has been played annually since 2010.
This is at least the eighth 2020 college football bowl game that has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues. Others include the Redbox Bowl, Hawaii Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, Celebration Bowl, Fenway Bowl and Bahamas Bowl.
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