PHILADELPHIA – After shooting at a New Jersey High School football playoff game between Pleasantville and Camden on Friday night that injured three players and suspended the game, the teams sought a neutral place to play the game to end.
The Philadelphia Eagles entered.
The Eagles have offered to host the game on Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field and open the doors of two shooting teams.
For each high school, a certain number of free passes are provided to the parents and family members of the players. The game is closed to the general public.
"It is extremely unfortunate that a meaningless violent act has influenced this game, and there will certainly be a wide range of emotions along both sidelines, thanks to the generosity of the Eagles and the student athletes of Pleasantville and Camden and their families Opportunity to write an own end to this game, "said Larry White, executive director of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of the State of New Jersey, in a statement. "They will compete against each other on a world-class stage and send a clear message that the violence will not win."
The game was halted with a remaining play time of about 1
Three people were shot, including a 10-year-old boy who was seriously injured.
Five people were arrested in connection with the shootings.