The University of Notre Dame and University of Wisconsin have agreed to a two-year, neutral-site football series beginning in 2020.
The Irish and Badgers will play Oct. 3, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., and Sept. 25, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The contests will mark the first meetings between Notre Dame and Wisconsin since a three-game series from 1962-64.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to host Notre Dame and Wisconsin, two excellent schools and storied college football programs,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “We’re excited to welcome fans of both schools for what is sure to be an incredible weekend here in Green Bay, and we’re looking forward to enjoying the college atmosphere once again at Lambeau Field.”
This announcement comes after the successful Lambeau Field College Classic on Sept. 3, 2016, between LSU and Wisconsin. The contest had a significant economic impact on the Green Bay area, as fans from both contingents traveled to the area for the week of the game.
Interestingly enough, 2020 will mark Notre Dame’s first-ever appearance at legendary Lambeau Field, which is named after Curly Lambeau – former Irish player and eventual founder of the Green Bay Packers. Wisconsin has played just once in the stadium, last year’s 16-14 victory over No. 5 LSU in the Lambeau Field College Classic.
The Wisconsin-Notre Dame meeting in 2020 will mark just the second major college football game in the history of Lambeau Field, and the second college game of any kind since NCAA Division III St. Norbert faced Fordham in 1983.
Details regarding game time, tickets and other related information will be announced at a later date.
Wisconsin press release
Notre Dame press release