BROOKLYN - The government shutdown has become a headache for a local football team that is now scrambling for a new venue for their next game.

The Bishop Ford football team’s home field, the Aviator Sports Complex on Flatbush Avenue, will be closed until the shutdown ends.

Coach Jim Esposito says he had no idea that the government shutdown would affect his team, but now he and the other assistant coaches are looking for a new place to play their next game Friday.