Notre Dame and Boston College Football Are Coming Back to Fenway!
The Irish, who released their schedules for 2014-16 on Friday, will be visiting one of America’s classic ballparks as part of their Shamrock Series, which will also be taking the team to Indianapolis (2014) and the Alamodome in San Antonio (2016).
Notre Dame’s night game at the home of the Boston Red Sox on Nov. 21, 2015, is the most noteworthy of the 36 games released Friday.
It will be the first football game at Fenway since Dec. 1, 1968, when the NFL’s Boston Patriots played their final game there after five years. Boston College played its home games at Fenway Park from 1914-56.
“The City of Boston will be ready to welcome Fighting Irish and Eagles fans alike when Fenway brings this historic rivalry to one of our most beloved landmarks in 2015,” mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “I’m looking forward to a memorable weekend that puts Boston, and all the great things our city has to offer, in the national spotlight.”
Fenway Park will be the latest historical ballpark to play host to football. Chicago’s Wrigley Field hosted a Northwestern-Illinois matchup in 2010 and has announced an agreement for at least five future games, and Yankee Stadium has hosted the Pinstripe Bowl since 2010.
Notre Dame will return to Boston in 2017 to play B.C. at Alumni Stadium.
The Irish’s other Shamrock Series games — the title given to their annual off-site home game in metropolitan areas — will be against Army at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Nov. 12, 2016.
It had been announced Thursday that the Irish will face Purdue at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014.
Notre Dame’s final scheduled game against rival Michigan will be a night kickoff, on Sept. 6, 2014.
What a Friday. First we got Rob Ford dancing his fat ass off and now Notre Dame announces that it will play at Fenway Park next November. I need to get tickets to this. There is nothing better than going to Fenway on a cold October night to watch baseball. Watching football on a cold November night must be even better. There’s something special about Fenway in the late fall. Hopefully I can mortgage my parents house and somehow get a few seats for what is sure to be an awesome night of football.