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Lou Marinell, right, shakes hands with Rob Trifone. FCIAC Championship football game between New Canaan High School and Darien High School at Stamford High School's Boyle Stadium on Nov. 26, 2015. Darien took Lou Marinell, right, shakes hands with Rob Trifone. FCIAC Championship football game between New Canaan High School and Darien High School at Stamford High School's Boyle Stadium on Nov. 26, 2015. Darien took the championship Turkey Bowl title over New Canaan by a score of 28-21.

STAMFORD—In a move long foreseen this season, the Darien and New Canaan school districts have announced the Turkey Bowl football game—played every Thanksgiving morning between the Blue Wave and the Rams—will be held at Boyle Stadium on the campus of Stamford High School.

The move makes sense, as the neighboring communities both come out in droves for the game annually and neither school’s stadium is large enough to hold the amount of people the contest attracts.

With Boyle Stadium—which seats around 10,000—there should be ample space and ticket sales are immediately made easier. A season ago, tickets were only available via pre-sale, and sold out in a matter of minutes. While again presale will be an option, with the game moved, tickets can also be sold at the door.

The teams are also no stranger to Boyle Stadium. Before the FCIAC title game was moved last year, Darien and New Canaan would play for that championship at Boyle. It’s location, just a few miles south of both schools, makes it ideal for short travel for both the players and fans.

When not at Boyle, the game’s venue switches between the two schools every year, but the boards already had the foresight to book Boyle for 2018 as well.

“On behalf of all of our fans, both the New Canaan Public Schools and the Darien Public Schools are thrilled to be able to secure this outstanding venue for the next two Turkey Bowl games,” the school districts said in a release.

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