No word on if the football field with have the proper dimensions…
The long rumored Notre Dame-Army matchup at Yankee stadium is now official. Sources close to RTGD reveal that the game will take place on November 20, 2010 — three years sooner than many anticipated.
In May, the New York Times made mention that Notre Dame had begun talks to play the first football game in the new Yankee Stadium. Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick pointed to a historic matchup and 2013 date — the 100 year anniversary of the famed 1913 Army vs. Notre Dame clash as a good starting point for the new stadium.
“It would be of great historical significance for us if it would be Army,” Swarbrick said. “We would love that. Some of the most significant games in the history of college football involve those two schools and Yankee Stadium.”
Swarbrick openly talking about the matchup rankled Army athletic director Kevin Anderson, who was anything but pleased with Notre Dame’s decision to go public with plans before ever alerting their potential opponent.
“He hasn’t talked to me about it. I guess he’s negotiating in the newspaper,” Anderson said. “It’s concerning that Notre Dame’s athletic director would put something like that out without talking to me first to see what’s on my schedule.”
“It’s shocking for anybody to be talking about us playing in Yankee Stadium. The other thing is that it’s alarming to learn about this from anybody but the Yankees. If there was going to be a football game and Army was playing in it, wouldn’t a release be going out by the Yankees?”
The official press release should be coming from the Bronx soon, but the event will most likely fill the “neutral site” game that Notre Dame envisioned playing each year when former athletic director Kevin White revealed his new scheduling philosophy.
Wonder what Legends Club seats are going for?
Filed under: CFB, Notre Dame | Tagged: Army, Notre Dame, RTGD Exclusive, Yankee Stadium