Thursday, February 15, 2024

Notre Dame Football At Yankee Stadium In November


Yankee Stadium hosted the Pinstripe Bowl this past December, with Rutgers beating Miami. Photo by Jason Schott.

On Wednesday, the Notre Dame Figthing Irish announced that their 2024 Shamrock Series game against Army will take place on Saturday, November 23 at Yankee Stadium. 

That weekend will be about more than just the game on the field, as there will also be a number of educational, service, and fan-centric events in the New York metropolitan area leading up to the game. 

This marks the third time this annual event will be held at Yankee Stadium. The first one was held in 2010, when Notre Dame beat Army, 27-3, in the first college football game at the new Stadium, and in 2018, when the Irish were ranked third nationally, they dominated Syracuse, 36-3.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of when Notre Dame played at the Polo Grounds on October 18, 1924, and they upset Army, 13-7.

That team featured the fabled Four Horsemen backfield of Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden, Don Miller, and Harry Stuhldreher, and their win at the Polo Grounds led Grantland Rice of the New York-Herald Tribune to bestow that nickname on them. 

The Shamrock Series began in 2009 when Notre Dame started to 'take a home game on the road,' as their press release termed it, and they played at the Alomodome in San Antonio. Notre Dame beat Washington State, 40-14, in that one.

Notre Dame is 11-0 in Shamrock Series games, and this is 52nd time they will meet Army, with the Irish leading the overall series 39-8-4. They have met 23 times at Yankee Stadium, with 22 of them at the original, from 1925-29, 1931-46, and in 1969, and once at the new one in 2010, as mentioned above.

In addition to Yankee Stadium, Notre Dame has played Army in the New York area at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, Shea Stadium in Queens, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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