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The Saturday, Oct. 23 football game between Eastern York and York Catholic scheduled to be played at Sovereign Bank Stadium has been moved because of a safety issue with the field.

The game, which would have been the first football game at the York Revolution's home park, will instead be played that same night at Eastern York's stadium.

The chief concern with the field involved the right-center field wall, which according to PIAA rules was too close to the field, Revs general manager Matt O'Brien said. Because of that potential safety issue, the PIAA could not sanction the game.

"We were really promoting and looking forward to it," Eastern York coach Jeff Shutter said. "But when the field is not regulation there's nothing you can do about it."

The contest would have already counted as a home game for Eastern York.

The Revolution announced it would host the YAIAA Division III contest last January. The Revs grounds crew had planned to remove the pitching mound at Sovereign Bank Stadium after the final baseball game, and a larger crew would have moved sod from Lancaster's Clipper Magazine Stadium and roll it in the infield cutouts at Sovereign Bank.

The event was considered an experiment by the Revs, and the team was not going to charge Eastern York to lease the facility.

Check GameTimePA.com later for more details.

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