harvard-football3Harvard Football Comes to San Diego

For the second time this decade, Harvard football will travel to California to play the University of San Diego on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in a 1pm kickoff. Pre-events will include a Welcome Reception on Friday night and pre-game Tailgate on Saturday.

The Department of Athletics, Friends of Harvard Football, Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Club of Southern California, and Harvard Varsity Club have come together to organize several events for local alumni and those coming to cheer on the Crimson.

All events are open to all alumni, family, and friends of Harvard Athletics. Please register for each event separately through the Harvard Varsity Club links listed below.

Questions? Please contact George Newhouse at gnewhouse@tocounsel.com

Friday, September 20, 2019 – Welcome Reception | Courtyard San Diego Old Town | 6-9pm

All Harvard alumni, friends, and football fans are invited to attend a welcome reception on Friday night. Complimentary appetizers provided. Drinks will be available for purchase. Join fellow alumni and Harvard fans and hear from Bob Scalise, The John D. Nichols ‘53 Family Director of Athletics, and Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, at the Courtyard San Diego Old Town in the Santa Barbara Ballroom and Patio. RSVP HERE

Courtyard San Diego Old Town
Santa Barbara Ballroom and Patio
2435 Jefferson Street
San Diego, California 92110

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Pre-game Tailgate | USD Campus | 11am-1pm

Reconnect with alumni and friends before the Crimson takes on the USD Toreros. Join the Harvard tailgate starting at 11am near the field. Event co-sponsored by the Department of Athletics, the Friends of Harvard Football, the Harvard Alumni Association, and the Harvard Varsity Club. Registration price of $40/pp (adult) and $20/pp (child) includes tailgate food, beer, and wine. RSVP HERE

Game Tickets - Buy here
Tickets are $12 (incl. service fee) and are available directly from USD.
Use promo code ‘Harvard.’ All tickets are general admission seating (visitor section 101-102).

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Post-game Reception | Tom Hams Lighthouse - 2150 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is located just outside of downtown San Diego, on Harbor Island | www.tomhamslighthouse.com
Time  3-5pm (Happy Hour)
Looking for a local post game option? 10 minutes and 15 miles from the stadium Tom Ham’s Lighthouse offers great vistas of San Diego Bay and of course celebratory cocktails. Come when you want, leave when you want. Ample, Free Parking. Close to the airport, downtown, and freeways due north. There is no RSVP for this event.

NOTE: Alumni of the Harvard University Band will play in support of the team and its fans when Harvard football returns to USD on September 21.  The alumni Band was very well received the last time the team traveled to San Diego, in 2013.  If you play a musical instrument and would like to join the Band for this performance, please contact Peter Reale '83 at preale@post.harvard.edu.


6:00PM - 5:00PM Sat 21 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


University of San Diego and Courtyard San Diego Old Town

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