HANOVER, N.H. — The annual preseason football scrimmage between the Dartmouth Big Green and the visiting Harvard Crimson on Thursday afternoon at Memorial Field will be closed to the public.

Dartmouth opens up its 2013 season on the road at Butler on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. Local fans will get their first look at the Big Green the following Saturday (Sept. 28) when Holy Cross comes to Hanover for a 7 p.m. tilt.