Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series has done a lot of great things. But none may be greater than bringing the Irish football team to Fenway Park.
Since beginning the Shamrock Series in 2009, Notre Dame’s annual neutral site home game has served as a barnstorming tour of sorts, inspired by the days of Knute Rockne. And while we’ve seen some great locales—playing the first college football game in new Yankee Stadium, the same in the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, it’ll be tough to top the transformation of baseball’s most iconic stadium.
Here are some photos that have been swirling across the internet in the past few days. They’re all pretty exciting.
Heading to Boston to take on Steve Addazio’s Boston College Eagles, the Irish will be a home team in enemy territory. That’ll likely be drilled into the Eagles’ head, a three-win team that should see this as an opportunity to (once again) ruin a special Notre Dame season.
Notre Dame is wearing green, unafraid of any of the history that comes with that color choice against BC. The Eagles will throwback to 1984, a tip of the cap to NBC announcer and former Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, who’ll be in the booth on NBCSN on Saturday night.
Notre Dame looks to win their tenth game of the season against one of the nation’s best defenses, their first time to that win total since the 2012 season, and just the third time in the last decade.