New York City Here We Come
The University of Notre Dame announced that it will play Syracuse on Nov. 17, 2018, at Yankee Stadium, as part of its Shamrock Series. This matchup will mark the Shamrock Series’ second trip to the fabled home of the New York Yankees.
Notre Dame and Syracuse have played eight times, with the Irish leading the series 5-3-0. Notre Dame earned a 50-33 victory in the most recent meeting between the schools on Oct. 1, 2016, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Irish and Orange met for the first time on the gridiron on Nov. 26, 1914, when Notre Dame shutout Syracuse, 20-0, at Archbold Stadium (the original home of the Orange).
Neutral-site matchups are nothing new to the Notre Dame-Syracuse series. The 1963 game, which the Orange won 14-7, was played in the original Yankee Stadium on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). It marked Notre Dame’s first game after the tragic death of John F. Kennedy the week before in Dallas. The two have also twice faced off at MetLife Stadium (2014, 2016) — home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. The Irish captured both meetings, including a 31-15 victory on Sept. 27, 2014.
Notre Dame has played 26 games at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the ’63 meeting with Syracuse, the Irish have played Army (1925-29, 1931-46, 1969, 2010), North Carolina (1949) and Rutgers (2013 Pinstripe Bowl).
Syracuse has played seven games at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the ’63 meeting with the Irish, the Orange defeated Pittsburgh in 1923, NYU in both 1940 and ’41, Kansas State in 2010 (Pinstripe Bowl) and West Virginia in 2012 (Pinstripe Bowl). Syracuse’s only loss at Yankee Stadium came in 1960 vs. Army.
This meeting will mark the ninth installment of the Shamrock Series, an event where the Irish play a scheduled home game at a neutral site. In addition to the game, the weekend features various off-the-field events aimed at bringing the full Notre Dame campus fan experience on the road to cities around the country. Presentations by University faculty and researchers, Mass, a service project, a 5K run/walk and marching band performances are planned leading up to kickoff.
Tickets will be offered to football season ticket members and contributing alumni during the annual lottery process in spring 2018. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public in July.
The Shamrock Series is Notre Dame’s home-away-from-home game series! In 2009, the first Shamrock Series game was played in San Antonio. Then the Irish traveled to New York in 2010, Washington, D.C. in 2011, Chicago in 2012, Texas in 2013, Indianapolis in 2014, Boston in 2015, San Antonio in 2016, there was not a Shamrock Series in 2017, and in 2018 we will return to New York at Yankee Stadium.
The Shamrock Series presents fans with an entire weekend of festivities on the road, though strives to convey our home Game Day experience! Fans have the opportunity to explore a new city and cheer for the Fighting Irish while attending Shamrock Series activities that may include a pep rally or band concert at an iconic location, Mass, service projects, academic and spiritual events, run the Shamrock Series 5K, join others at Fan Fest, and so much more! Since the first Shamrock Series, we have seen Irish fans come out in full force in each city to take part in the Shamrock Series weekend events. The series offers fans the opportunity to experience Notre Dame Football and home game traditions in an incredibly unique and unforgettable way.
In addition to the events surrounding the Shamrock Series game, the venues in which these games are played emanate a lifetime of memories for fans while visiting iconic stadiums that have included football and baseball venues. The Irish have competed in these amazing venues and homes of famed athletic teams: Alamodome (Alamo Bowl), Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees), FedEx Field (Washington Redskins), Soldier Field (Chicago Bears), AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys), Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts), and Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox).
|Game Date||Opposing Team||Venue||Location||Score||Winner|
|10-31-2009||Washington State||Alamodome||San Antonio, Texas||40-14||ND|
|11-20-2010||Army||Yankee Stadium||Bronx, New York||27-3||ND|
|11-21-2011||Maryland||FedEx Field||Landover, Maryland||45-21||ND|
|10-6-2012||Miami (FL)||Soldier Field||Chicago, Illinois||41-3||ND|
|10-5-2013||Arizona State||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, Texas||37-34||ND|
|9-13-2014||Purdue||Lucas Oil Stadium||Indianapolis, Indiana||30-14||ND|
|11-21-2015||Boston College||Fenway Park||Boston, Massachusetts||19-16||ND|
|11-12-2016||Army||Alamodome||San Antonio, Texas||44-6||ND|
|2017||No Shamrock Series|
|11-17-2018||Syracuse||Yankee Stadium||Bronx, New York|