NEC Football Kicks Off With Choice Hotels Poster Promotion

Northeast Conference football fans attending their favorite team’s home opener will receive a special gift from the NEC and Choice Hotels.

The first 600 fans at each NEC venue will receive a 2011 Northeast Conference Football schedule poster, which measures 2’ x 3’.

Five of the league’s nine teams will host games during Week 1, while fans of the other four NEC programs will have the opportunity to receive a poster at their respective home openers.

The poster features student-athletes from all nine NEC teams along with team-by-team season schedules, the 2011 NEC Television schedule, and information on how you can save 15% on your next stay at a Choice Hotels property.

It is the third consecutive season in which the NEC has teamed up with Choice Hotels on the poster promotion, but the conference’s relationship with the official hotel partner extends back to 2002.

“Choice Hotels has been a tremendous partner of the conference and a great supporter of NEC athletics,” said Andy Alia, the NEC’s assistant commissioner for marketing.  “The poster is another great way we’ve found to promote both NEC football and the Choice Hotels brand.”

NEC Home Games (Week 1)
Central Connecticut vs. Southern Connecticut (Sept. 3, 12:00 pm) – New Britain, CT (Arute Field)

Monmouth vs. Lehigh (Sept. 3, 1:00 pm) – W. Long Branch, NJ (Kessler Field)
Robert Morris vs. Dayton (Sept. 3, 12:00 pm) – Moon Twp., PA (Joe Walton Stadium)
Sacred Heart vs. Marist (Sept. 3, 7:00 pm) – Fairfield, CT (Campus Field)
Wagner vs. Saint Francis (PA) (Sept. 3, 1:00 pm) – Staten Island, NY (Wagner Stadium)

Other NEC Home Openers
Week 2
Bryant
vs. American Int’l (Sept. 10, 1:00 pm) — Smithfield, RI (Bulldog Stadium)

Week 3
Albany vs. Maine (Sept. 17, 6:00 pm) – ALbany, NY (University Field)
Duquesne vs. Valparaiso (Sept. 17, 12:00 pm) — Pittsburgh, PA (Rooney Field)
Saint Francis (PA) vs. Morehead State (Sept. 17, 1:00 pm) — Loretto, PA (DeGol Field)

2011 Northeast Conference Football Team-by-Team Schedules

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