The Huskies will be the host team for the game at Major League Baseball's oldest stadium.
"When we announced this event, we promised a first class experience for our alumni and fans," said UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. "To date we have sold a significant share of our ticket allotment and setting a game time will allow everyone to lock in their plans for what will most definitely be a memorable day and night of UConn Football. This is a great opportunity for our fan base to show its support for the program, sell our complete offering of tickets and turn Boston into UConn Nation."
"I want to thank our partners at CBS Sports and the American Athletic Conference for making it possible for this game time to be set so far in advance," said Benedict. "One of the goals of working with Fenway Sports Management to move this home game was to create an event that people would not want to miss. We also wanted to make sure that UConn fans all over the country would be able to experience the 2017 edition of this New England rivalry, whether in person or on national television. This is a match-up that should be televised annually and we are excited that this year it will be."
Ticket sales are being handled by Fenway Sports Management and are on sale at: www.redsox.com/gridiron
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158.
Aug. 31 vs. Holy Cross, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 vs. SOUTH FLORIDA, noon
Sept. 16 at Virginia, noon
Sept. 30 at SOUTHERN METHODIST, TBA
Oct. 6 vs. MEMPHIS (ESPN), 7 p.m.
Oct. 14 at TEMPLE, TBA
Oct. 21 vs. TULSA, TBA
Oct. 28 vs. Missouri, TBA
Nov. 4 vs. EAST CAROLINA, TBA
Nov. 11 at CENTRAL FLORIDA, TBA
Nov. 18 vs. Boston College at Fenway Park, 7 p.m.