The Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl is an annual community event held in Saratoga Springs, New York, featuring teams from the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL). Sprint football is varsity-level college tackle football where players may not weigh more than 172 pounds two days prior to kick off. It is a quick, explosive sport where there is an emphasis on athleticism rather than player size and where there is truly a level playing field. Members of the CSFL include The United States Military Academy at West Point, The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Cornell University, The University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Post University and Franklin Pierce University.
Weekend activities include a “Kick-Off” banquet the evening prior to the game where the community is invited to meet coaches and players. The game’s venue is the Saratoga Springs High School football field on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs, a stadium with a spectator capacity of 4,000 and a well-maintained natural grass playing field. There is a real “bowl game” feel to the event, with pre-game activities, a pep band in the stands, a half-time show featuring an award-winning marching band, souvenirs commemorating the game, family-friendly tailgating, and a full concession stand. At the conclusion of the game, the victorious team will autograph and take home a street banner similar to those which lined Broadway in Saratoga Springs, an Allegiance Bowl tradition.
The Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl provides fans of all ages with an opportunity to experience college football in a festive setting while supporting the work of the game s charities. Beneficiaries for this year s Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl are Taylor s Heroes and the Saratoga Springs Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading.
Whether you have never seen sprint football or are a die-hard fan, we hope that you will be with us on September 21, 2013 for pre-game activities at 12:45 PM when Cornell and Franklin Pierce University meet in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are on sale now for this event and may be purchased at any of the locations mentioned in this website.