Tickets to Belen vs. Columbus rivalry football game go on sale


Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the annual rivalry football game between Belen Jesuit Preparatory and Christopher Columbus High — two of Miami-Dade’s most prestigious all-male Catholic Schools.

The game will be played Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the FIU Stadium at 11200 SW Eighth St.

Always a sell out, the game is expected to attract 10,000 spectators, including hundreds of alumni from both schools.

The 9th Annual Football Kickoff Classic is the only time both teams meet during the football season.

“This is a great opportunity for alumni, students, parents and friends of the school to gather together and show support for our student athletes,” said Mariano Loret de Mola, executive director of the Belen Alumni Association of Jesuit Schools from Cuba and Miami.

At Belen, tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Student tickets are $10; adult tickets are $15 and are sold at the campus bookstore at the school at 500 SW 127th Ave.

Online adult tickets cost $16. Go to: All tickets sold on game day are $20.

At Columbus, student tickets are $10 and adults are $15 and are on sale at the Mas Technology Building from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the school at 3000 SW 87th Ave.

On game day, Belen alumni tailgating begins at 5 p.m.; Columbus’ alumni tailgate begins at 4:30 p.m. in the stadium's club room.

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