22nd Annual UnitedHealthcare Empire Challenge

The 22nd Annual UnitedHealthcare Empire Challenge, an All-Star high school football game presented by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, pitting Long Island against New York City. The game will be played on June 21 at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium. 

Long Island All-Stars versus NYC All-Stars

New York City snapped a five-year losing streak with its victory last year. Long Island will be looking to resume its winning ways. 

Proceeds from the event support area youth football and the fight against cystic fibrosis. The money raised is distributed between the Gunnar H. Esiason Endowed Scholarship at Hofstra University, high school athletic programs, tickets provided to local youth groups and the cystic fibrosis community.

Fanfest Tailgate Party from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in parking lot.

Ticket Booth Opens at 3:00 p.m.

Gates Open at 6:00 p.m.

Kick-off at 7:00 p.m.



$15 Empire Challenge Ticket
*General tailgate access and game access

$35 VIP Empire Challenge Ticket
*Access to the VIP tailgate section
**General Admission game tickets
***Limited availability

Tickets may be purchased online

For information, please contact Rich Hahn at 516.746.0077 or rhahn@esiason.org.

Tickets are also available at the ticket window at the main entrance one hour before gates open.

Empire Challenge

Wednesday, June 21, 2017





Shuart Stadium
Shuart Stadium
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Rich Hahn
Phone: 516-746-0077
Website: Click to Visit

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