The New Canaan-Darien sports rivalry is as intense and passionate as any in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. No matter the sport, players and coaches from both sides have the date of their meetings circled on the calendar.
The schools’ annual Thanksgiving football game is the benchmark, drawing the biggest crowds of the year. With the teams’ contest this year for the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championship, the buildup and anticipation is perhaps greater than at any time in their 80-year history.
And if today is any indication, the scene at New Canaan High School Thursday morning is going to be electric. Tickets went on sale today and, according to New Canaan athletic director Jay Egan, 1,500 have already been sold.
The presale will continue and Egan strongly suggested that fans buy their tickets as quickly as possible because there is a possibility sales will be cut off if demand is too strong. Egan said right now the anticipated limit is around 5,000 people.
Tickets can be purchased from the athletic departments at both schools. Prices are $7 during the presale and, if there are any remaining, $8 the day of the game.
Check back here for more news and stories as the countdown to the Turkey Bowl showdown has begun.