Notre Dame to visit 3 historic sports stadiums in Shamrock Series

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Notre Dame, IN, United States (4E Sports) – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will visit three of the country’s best and historic sports stadiums for their Shamrock Series, according to the team’s football schedule from 2014 to 2016.

The Fighting Irish play Purdue at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014, Boston College at Fenway Park on Nov. 21, 2015 and Army at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Nov. 12, 2016.

Notre Dame’s game at the home of the Boston Red Sox is the most noteworthy of the 36 games announced by the school as it will be the first football game at Fenway Park since Dec. 1, 1968.

The NFL’s Boston Patriots played their last game at Fenway Park after five seasons while Boston College played its home games there from 1914 to 1956.

“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,” he added.

Fenway will be the latest historical ballpark to stage a football game, next to Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium.

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’s final scheduled game against Michigan will be a night kickoff next Sept. 6.

Michigan and Notre Dame are two of the three winningest teams in college football history. They first met in 1887, with the Wolverines having since been credited for helping teach the game to the Irish. Michigan leads the series, 24-16-1.

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