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The Sporting World

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It seems unlikely that the annual Eale-Prlnceton championship footbalj gaine will be played iu New York city this year. The fact that Princeton will depart froui her custom of refusing to play outside of college grounds and will meet the Carlisle Iüdiaus at Berkoley oval, New York, iu November, led some of the foüowers of collegiate football to assume that the annual championship game between the Tigers and oíd Eli might also be played in Gotham. It is learued from an official source that games between the big elevens in that city are still far distant. This is ascribed to the fact that both Yalo and Princeton, upou agreeing to meet altérnate years at Princeton and New Haven, went to the expense of building hnge grand stands and l.iying out new gridlrous. The.departure'involvo] a large ouüay, and !t will take se ver 1 years for the big teams to earn from the gato receipts sufficiont money to defray the expenses. In 1897, when Prineeton played Yale at New Haven, the Yale Athletic assoclation laid out a now football field and had large grand stands with a seating capacity for 2r,000 persons built, and the returns from the Princeton game did not cover the expeuditure, but last year Yale netted a profit from the Harvard match playecl at New Haven. Last fall Princeton laid out a new gridiron and constructed new stands at a big cost on Brokaw fields. This was the direct cause of the loss shown by the football association at the oud of the year. Now in order to recover the money invested in the new football field it is feit that it will be neeessary for some years to hold the big matches on the respective college grounds where no reutal or percentage of. gate receipts is expected from the games.