Homecoming 2013 Brings Largest Crowd to Pleasantville in Recent History

PLEASANTVILLE, NY- The 42nd Annual Pace Homecoming Football game brought the largest crowd to Pace Field in Pleasantville in recent history. The crowd of 1,821 people through the ticket gates was the largest crowd on record which surpassed the 2011 Homecoming total of 1,752 people. Along with the homecoming pregame festivities in the parking lot and the student organization fair underneath the tent, 1,000 scarves were given out at the ticket gates for fans to enjoy. The scarves were distributed beginning at 11:30 am, 90 minutes before kick-off and were gone before the pregame announcements began. Halftime at the game featured the crowning of the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen, a performance by the Pace University Cheerleading Squad and Drum Line from Dobbs Ferry, NY.

“Our Homecoming weekend was extremely successful”, remarked Director of Athletics Mark Brown. “Maybe the best we've ever had. So many different departments on campus came together and collaborated to make this homecoming one of the signature weekends of the school year.  This year’s homecoming showcased the energy and increasing school pride that we have here at Pace.”

Overall attendance at football games during the 2013 season has increased from the 2012 totals. The average attendance at a Pace Football game this year is 1,277 which is 302 more than the 2012 average of 975. The fourth and final regular season home football game is scheduled for Saturday November 9 at 12pm and features Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day. All Staff and Faculty will receive two free additional tickets to the game and will be recognized as a group during pregame announcements. In addition, the November 9 game features a senior day recognition ceremony for the six Pace Football seniors prior to kick-off.

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