Here are some things you should know about the Fordham game at Fordham's Jack Coffey Field in The Bronx Saturday night:
1) The weather is going to be very nice. It looks like clear skies and temps in the low 60's/high 50's.
2) Bring a seat cushion. The very hard aluminum bleachers at their stadium are butt-busters. It's nobody's fault, I just wanted to give fair warning.
3) GETTING THERE... AND BACK
Please understand that it's very hard for a New Yorker to admit he's been lost on the city streets... EVER.
But it's happened to me a few times going to and from Fordham games since 2003.
It won't happen again!
Why? Because I am idiot-proofing my route by taking advantage of a geographical quirk.
It turns out Jack Coffey Field and Wien Stadium are LESS THAN TWO MILES APART!
So, all I have to do is follow my favorite route to Wien and then make just a few turns here and there and I will be okay!
If you're coming uptown via Broadway to the Baker Athletics Complex, just keep going after 218th, cross the Broadway Bridge and make a RIGHT on 225th Street. (If you're coming from uptown, make a LEFT onto 225th Street).
West 225th Street then becomes West Kingsbridge Road.
After about a mile, turn RIGHT onto East Kingsbridge Road.
After less than a third of a mile turn a slight LEFT onto East Fordham Road.
And BOOM! You're right there at the campus entrance. If you get there before kickoff, you should have no problem parking in the campus lots.
As you enter campus, parking lot is on your left. Jack Coffey Field is immediately on your right.
For public transportation tips and some more tidbits on how to get to Fordham, click here, (but note, taking the Bronx River Parkway is NO LONGER my favorite route).