Did you know?
The Heldrich is located directly next door to the State Theatre and within one mile of Rutgers University!
We Are Conveniently Located Inside of The Heldrich Hotel in Downtown New Brunswick, NJ
10 Livingston Avenue - 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Call us today: (732) 247 - 2500
Heldrich Guests- from your room: Dial Ext - 8480
Come cheer on the Home Team! Whether its a football game at High Point Solutions Stadium, or a basketball game at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, known to the locals as "The RAC," feel the thrills and excitement of The Scarlet Knights! Call Rutgers Football at 732-445-6200 for more information.
THE BIRTHPLACE OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The Rutgers Football Program is notable for playing in what is considered to be the first ever intercollegiate football game in 1869, in which they defeated Princeton University. For this reason, Rutgers has been described as "the birthplace of college football."
The site for the contest was a small plot of land where College Avenue currently runs through Rutgers' campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The structure of the game resembled more of a rugby-style contest instead of modern-day football, in which players were allowed to kick and bat the ball with their fists and hands.
Rutgers squad was captained by William J. Leggett and donned scarlet kerchiefs atop their heads in an effort to distinguish between the two teams. Rutgers would go on to win the contest by a score of 6 goals to 4... and the rest is history!
Did you know that Rutgers University played the first intercollegiate football game, on November 6, 1869 against Princeton University?
Rutgers won 6-4!
Did You Know ...
The State Theatre has been a New Brunswick landmark since 1921, when it first opened on December 26, and was then known as "Reade's State Theatre."
George Street Playhouse, located nearby, is a fully professional, nationally recognized regional theatre presenting a five show season from October through May. Founded in 1974, the Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway. The Playhouse’s season is made up of a wide variety ranging from farce to thought-provoking contemporary drama to musicals. Called “the #1 Place to See Live Theatre,” by Upstage Magazine, the intimate 350-seat auditorium offers full views of the stage from every angle. The theatre is home to Broadway-caliber artists and designers, who include Tyne Daly, Marlo Thomas, Chita Rivera, Amy Irving, Jack Klugman, and many others. Buy tickets by following the link below, or call the George Street Playhouse box office at 732-246-7717 for more information.