football helmets LCHS MHSLAS CRUCES—Tickets are now on sale for Friday night’s cross-town rivalry football game of the Las Cruces High Bulldawgs vs. the Mayfield Trojans. The big game will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 at NMSU’s Aggie Memorial Stadium.  Tickets prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students and can be purchased at either high school from 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Thursday, Nov. 4-5. On Friday, Nov. 6, tickets will be sold from 9:00 a.m. – noon at both schools.  Fans can also buy tickets on game-day at the gates, which open at 5:00 p.m.

Those who are buying tickets at Las Cruces High School should park on the east side of El Paseo, across the street from the main entrance, official said.  Tickets are being sold at the concession booth on the east side campus near the sky bridge.

For the second year, officers from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from Ft. Bliss will be at the gates with collection boxes to accept unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots organization. Volunteer organizers said toys are needed for boys and girls, ages one-to-18.

Toys for Tots logo300 small“This game gives us an unprecedented opportunity to collect toys for our children right here in Doña Ana County,” said Michele Ronga, LCHS Assistant Principal and one of the project organizers.

This year, security officials will be inspecting purses and bags for additional safety, said Ernie Viramontes, LCPS Athletics Director. Additionally, only stadium seats will be allowed in the stadium, excluding folding chairs. A large crowd is expected and Viramontes encourages fans to arrive for the game no later than 6:00 p.m. to prevent traffic congestion.

Traditionally, hundreds of fans tailgate before the game in specified NMSU parking lots. Viramontes said pregame tailgating is allowed on Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Las Cruces fans will use lots #33 and #38, immediately north of the stadium, while MHS fans will use lot #34, immediately east of the stadium. (Click here to see the map)

“We want everyone to have a good time,” Viramontes said. “There are a few rules that will be enforced to ensure everyone’s safety.”

Tailgating guidelines to observe are:

  • No alcohol inside the stadium or in the tailgating parking lots;
  • Vehicles should park in designated rows and stalls and not block traffic;
  • No parking in fire lanes;
  • 1 parking space/stall may be reserved on the side of each vehicle for tailgating activities;
  • Pop-up tents that do not require stakes are recommended;
  • Grilling is allowed but no open flames are allowed;
  • No glass containers are allowed in parking lots.

The game will be streamed at www.lcps.tv and will be in high definition providing a better a quality picture of the game over the Internet. The webcast begins shortly before 7:00 p.m.

—For more information, contact the LCPS Athletics Office at 575.527.5812, or cacosta@lcps.k12.nm.us