Final Tommie-Johnnie game to be played at US Bank Stadium

The end of the 119-year rivalry is coming to an end.
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The likely end of an historic college football rivalry will go out in style with a final matchup at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Saint John's and St. Thomas will go head-to-head inside the home of the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. It'll serve as the final meeting as Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) rivals after the league voted St. Thomas out due to an alleged competitive advantage. 

"U.S. Bank Stadium will be an incredible venue to host this historic game," Saint John's head football coach Gary Fasching said. "We want everyone to be able to see this final game in one of college football's great rivalries."

Last May, St. Thomas was "involuntarily removed" from the MIAC, with the MIAC Presidents' Council citing an "athletic competitive parity in the conference as a primary concern."

The Tommies have since been recommended to join the Summit League, which features Division I athletics, but not football and hockey. 

Last fall, the Johnnies topped the Tommies 38-20 at Allianz Field in St. Paul, with 19,508 fans packing the home of the Minnesota United. In 2017, the rivalry game was played at Target Field in Minneapolis, with more than 37,000 fans in attendance. 

MIAC presidents voted to expel St. Thomas due to a competitive advantage the Tommies the boot last 

Tickets for the game go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Mar. 13 via Ticketmaster or at U.S. Bank Stadium's ticket office at the corner of South 4th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. 

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