Notre Dame, Wisconsin to invade NFL turf with games at Lambeau, Soldier Field
The Fighting Irish and Badgers will play a two-game series starting in 2020
Wisconsin and Notre Dame have officially set a major nonconference schedule in the future, with the two teams playing each other at both Lambeau Field and Solider Field starting in 2020.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the two sides had been in discussion since July to schedule two nonconference games at the homes of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Wisconsin and Notre Dame will play at Lambeau on Oct. 3, 2020 and Soldier Field on Sept. 25, 2021.
"I know our staff and our football team are extremely excited about these future games," Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez said.
Notre Dame and Wisconsin last met in 1964, a 31-7 win for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame holds an edge in the all-time series at 8-6-2. Wisconsin just played a game at Lambeau Field to start the 2016 season, which it won 16-14 over LSU. The Badgers' athletic director, Barry Alvarez, is a former Irish assistant, so this is a bit of a homecoming of sorts for him.
Given the proximity of each NFL stadium to the respective sides, it's fair to want this series to be a home-and-home. However, neutral site games have proven to be big money makers in college football scheduling.
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