Notre Dame, Navy to play in Ireland in 2012
Notre Dame and Navy will play in Dublin, Ireland, in 2012.
Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk says Aviva Stadium will be
the site for the 86th meeting between the Fighting Irish and
The $410 million stadium opened in May and has a seating
capacity of 50,000.
”Obviously as an Irish-Catholic from Boston, Mass., I’m going
to have a lot of requests for tickets – not airline tickets,”
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said after Tuesday’s practice in South
Bend, Ind. ”No, I just think it’s a great venue and I’m excited
about it. That’s one of the unique things about being an
independent, that you can have a game like that on the schedule. It
certainly doesn’t hurt in recruiting, either.”
Navy and Notre Dame have met every season since 1927. This
season they will play at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East
Rutherford, N.J., on Oct. 23.