In a move that could result in the biggest money-making athletic event in school history, Crespi High has switched its Nov. 7 football game with Loyola from Pierce College to Birmingham High. The Del Rey League game between the two nationally ranked teams is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start.
St. Genevieve, which plays its home games at Birmingham, agreed to move its Nov. 7 game against Downey from Birmingham to Pierce, Crespi Athletic Director Paul Muff said.
Birmingham has the largest high school stadium in the Valley with an 11,000 seating capacity, and Crespi, which is expecting a sellout, is printing 11,000 tickets. Crespi's home field seats 3,000 and Pierce seats 5,000.
Crespi, the defending Big Five Conference champion, is 5-0-1 and ranked ninth in the country by USA Today. Loyola is 6-0 and ranked 15th. Last season's game at Glendale High drew an estimated 8,000.