The grand inter-divisional final for the possession of the Dewar Trophy will be played at Ebbetts Field, Brooklyn, N. Y., Sunday, April 11, instead of the West, as originally scheduled, according to an announcement made by the National Challenge Cup Competition Committee. No reason is assigned for bringing the game East.
The Bethlehem Steel F. C. will be one of the participants in this game as the eastern finalist, but the western eleven has not been determined as yet. The Canadian Club, of Chicago, and the Ben Millers, of St. Louis, will meet Sunday at St. Louis University field to decide which of them shall be the opponent of Bethlehem in Brooklyn.
The selection of Ebbets Field was almost a last minute action. Choice of a pitch had narrowed down to a ground in New York and Brooklyn that are devoted exclusively to soccer, with the chance in favor of Hawthorne Field. But Nat Agar, who controls Hawthorne Field, when he heard that there was the opportunity to stage the match at Ebbets Field, withdrew from the competition, and the cup committee decided upon the big baseball stadium for the championship.
The Steel Workers have four league games scheduled before the cup final, but of this number, there is only one scheduled for home loam and Bethlehem fans will have their last opportunity of seeing their team in action before the grand cup final of Saturday afternoon, when the strong New Bedford club comes here to test the skill of the eastern champions. Other games on the Steel Workers' schedule are Brooklyn on Sunday and the following weekend a brace of tilts away from home will be competed against Boston and Providence.