Record Crowd Expected for Saturday's 111th Monon Bell Classic
November 11, 2004
November 11, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - ï¿½[Download Video: "See The Ballad of the Monon Bell" 9346KB] [Download Audio: "Hear The Ballad of the Monon Bell" 2900KB] "An estimated 10,000 fans will pour into town this weekend to witness the 111th Monon Bell Classic football game," notes the Crawfordsville Journal Review. "Due to the additional seats Wabash College added this year, a record crowd is expected. DePauw University sold its allotment, 3,500 tickets, in 72 hours. Wabash College has 500 tickets left of its 6,500.
Brittany Edwards writes, "Most Crawfordsville hotels will be booked for the weekend, and restaurants will be packed with football fans. 'We are completely booked this weekend,' said Arlene Edwards, co-owner of the General Lew Wallace Inn, 309 W. Pike St. 'The hotel is usually full during Wabash's homecoming game and parents' weekend, but for the Monon Bell game it's a bigger crowd.'" [Download Video: "1997 Monon Memory" - 1537kb]
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Even though DePauw's allotment of tickets for Saturday's game has sold out, fans can see the game nationally on DirecTV channel 321 or at one of dozens of alumni viewing parties being held across America (read more here).
Wabash leads the all-time series 51-50-9, while DePauw leads in games played for the Monon Bell by a 34-32-6 count. Visit the Monon Bell Web page by clicking here.Back