Victory Field to host football for the first time

Football will be played for the first time at Victory Field this fall when the 19-year-old baseball stadium hosts two high school games, the Indianapolis Indians announced Tuesday.

Fishers High School will take on Cathedral High School on Oct. 2, and Brownsburg High School will play  Hamilton Southeastern High School on Oct. 16. The games will be part of the inaugural Victory Field Gridiron Classic, presented by the Indiana National Guard.

Both games will kick off at 7 p.m.

The Indians' 14,500-seat home ballpark has been used for high school and college baseball games, and the annual Indiana Children’s Wish Fund Celebrity Softball Challenge, but it has never hosted a regulation football game.

The football-field configuration will stretch north to south, parallel to the third-base line. The layout was tested last fall when Brownsburg held a practice at the ballpark.

Tickets will go on sale to the public Aug. 3 for $8. Indians' season-ticket holders will receive an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance.

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