The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been aggressive in playing neutral site games in recent years, from Yankee Stadium to Aviva Stadium in Ireland. The latest rumor is that the Irish are considering playing the Connecticut Huskies in Fenway Park, though those rumors were cooled by Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick. Brian Kelly, for his part, said he would be open to a game in Fenway as long as the stadium could properly accommodate a football field.
"You know me, I love Fenway Park. I just don't know if it's big enough," Kelly said. "We don't want to get into that Northwestern/Illinois game where the end zone is not big enough. As long as they do the due diligence, and I know (Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick) is looking for great venues -- and I don't think they played a game there in a long time. If it's on the schedule, we're going to play it. Being a Boston guy, baseball has not been very good there, so maybe we'll bring some football."
(via CSN Chicago)
The Irish have a few notable neutral site games on the docket for the next few seasons. This year they'll take on the Miami Hurricanes at Soldier Field in Chicago and in 2013 they're scheduled to play the Arizona State Sun Devils in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium.
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