Notre Dame and Wisconsin will square off in legendary NFL stadiums. Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein reported the two teams will play at Lambeau Field in 2020 and Soldier Field in 2021.
USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported the schools will have a “major scheduling announcement” on Monday. Lambeau Field will likely serve as the “home” field for Wisconsin, while Notre Dame will host the game at Soldier Field.
Lambeau Field made history in 2016 by hosting its first college football contest. Wisconsin defeated LSU 16-14 in the matchup. Wisconsin served as the home team as they are expected to do once again against Notre Dame.
Wisconsin adds to an impressive list of future opponents for the Irish. Here’s a rundown of some of the upcoming Notre Dame games with the year in parenthesis: Georgia (2017), Michigan State (2017), Michigan (2018), Stanford (2018), Louisville (2019), Georgia (2019), Arkansas (2020), Stanford (2020) and Florida State (2021).
While official dates have not been set, fans can expect the matchups to take place at the beginning of the season. Neutral site contests have become increasingly popular to start the college football season. AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play, and the Georgia Dome, former home of the Atlanta Falcons, are two venues that traditionally host kickoff weekend games.
To begin the 2017 season, Michigan takes on Florida at AT&T Stadium while the Alabama Crimson Tide squares off with Florida State in Atlanta.
Wisconsin is ranked 10th in the preseason Coaches Poll. Notre Dame is unranked, but received 49 votes. Notre Dame is looking to rebound after going 4-8 during the 2016 season.
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