Notre Dame & Purdue won't play in football again until 2020 after next year's game in Indy

Notre Dame and Purdue will play in a Shamrock Series game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on September 13th at 7:30pm in a game that will be televised on WNDU.

The game will be a Notre Dame home game and mark the 69th straight year Notre Dame and Purdue will meet on the football field.

But that streak will not reach 70 straight years as the two schools will go on a five year break, Purdue announced Thursday.

Following the 2014 game, the Boilermakers and the Fighting Irish will next meet Sept. 19, 2020, at Purdue. The teams subsequently will play Sept. 18, 2021, at Notre Dame; Sept. 14, 2024, at Purdue; Sept. 13, 2025, at Notre Dame; and in 2026 on a date and at a neutral site location to be determined.

The schools’ athletics directors, Purdue's Morgan Burke and Notre Dame's Jack Swarbrick, are working on additional dates beyond 2026, with the next scheduled game to be played at Purdue.

“Jack and I tried everything we could to keep the series going without interruption,” Burke said. “But, between the Big Ten going to a nine-game schedule and Notre Dame’s affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference, it just didn’t work out. The series is important to both schools, and we are pleased that we are able to extend it through 2026.”

The September 13th meeting next year will remain a Notre Dame home game but Purdue will have access to some 10,000 seats – twice the normal visiting-school allotment – on the Boilermakers’ side of the field throughout all levels of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Ticket prices will be announced later.

Purdue and Notre Dame last met in the capital city of Indiana on Sept. 8, 1984, for the dedication of the Colts’ former home facility, the Hoosier Dome. Purdue upset eighth-ranked Notre Dame 23-21 in front of 60,672 fans.

“We are excited to bring this great instate rivalry game to Indianapolis next season,” Burke said. “Both schools have great fan and alumni bases there, so it will make for an entertaining evening of college football.”

Swarbrick will meet with the media on Friday to discuss future Notre Dame schedules. It's expected that's when the complicated 2014 schedule will finally be released.


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