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Paramus Catholic Will Pay $10,345 to Play at Michigan Stadium

Recruit-rich New Jersey school will play in Ann Arbor Sept. 2.

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines and New Jersey's Paramus Catholic High School have developed a close relationship of late.

UM Coach Jim Harbaugh gave the commencement speech at Paramus this spring, hosted a satellite camp there and has recruited players like Rashan Gary from the school.

Now Paramus is set to play a game at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 3, the day before the Wolverines' opener against Hawaii, but it won't come cheap.

The school will pay $10,345 to play against St. Frances Academy (Maryland), according to

Paramus will pay $2,300 to use the field and an additional $1,000 to use the locker rooms at Michigan Stadium. The two schools will have the facility from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Sept. 2.

Additional charges are included for cleaning ($2,500), facility staff ($720), HVA/first responders ($1,500), police ($1,275) and parking attendants ($300). Game personnel will cost approximately $750 for the event.

The Catholic school will keep gate receipts as well, meaning Michigan will not spend or make any money on the event. An NCAA rule will keep Harbaugh and Michigan's coaching staff from attending the game (go figure), but Paramus players can be on campus for an unofficial visit the next day.