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Notre Dame Plots 2012 Game At Soldier Field

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Mar 9, 2010 3:20PM

2010_03_09_notre_dame.jpg Northwestern's ongoing efforts to land a game at Wrigley Field aren't the only major college football efforts going on for the city. Notre Dame is apparently looking into using Soldier Field for a 2012 game, the Tribune is reporting. With a game this upcoming season slated for Yankee Stadium (against Army), one in 2011 at Washington D.C.'s FedEx Field (against Maryland), and future games against Syracuse slated for the new Meadowlands stadium, a game at Soldier Field makes sense for the school's plans to play on some of the biggest stages available.

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick told the Trib, "We were solely focused on getting (2011) closed out, but having now achieved that we will turn in earnest to nailing down the off-site game for '12. Our starting point for that effort is to see if we can find the right opponent and date for a game in Chicago." The most logical match-up would be against a Big 10 opponent but the 2012 schedule has a long way to go before being finalized; the only confirmed game so far is the season opener against Navy which will be played in Dublin.