Notre Dame Athletics | December 10, 2017
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.