If you weren’t already going to watch this game, here is another reason. When the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Michigan State Spartans this upcoming college basketball season, it’ll be one to remember. The game will be played on the deck of a United State military aircraft carrier.
ESPN has reached an agreement with the Morale Entertainment Foundation to televise Michigan State vs. North Carolina in the Carrier Classic 11-11-11, the first men’s college basketball game to be played on the deck of a United States military aircraft carrier, on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. ET. The United States military ship to host the unique Veteran’s Day event honoring the men and women in the armed forces is to be determined but will be positioned in the San Diego harbor.
As part of the telecast, ESPN will televise a special halftime entertainment show and post-game concert organized by Morale Entertainment Foundation. Specific coverage plans for the Carrier Classic 11-11-11, featuring a rematch of the 2009 National Championship won by North Carolina, are being finalized. A basketball court with seating for approximately 7,000 fans will be constructed on the flight deck. The game will be played below the flight deck in the event of rain. Tickets will not be for sale.