Navy And Notre Dame To Meet At FedExField In 2014
Dec. 13, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md.--The 2014 Navy-Notre Dame game will be played on Nov. 1 at FedExField in Landover, Md. it was announced today by Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman and Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools at FedExField since 1998. Navy last played at FedExField on Dec. 10, 2011 when the Mids defeated Army, 27-21.
"FedExField did a fine job of hosting the Army-Navy game and we are looking forward to another sold out event in 2014," said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk.
"The Navy and Notre Dame game highlights two outstanding collegiate programs," said Gershman. "We are excited to welcome both teams back to FedExField and are looking forward to hosting one of the most competitive and nationally acclaimed matchups in the country."
Gladchuk and Notre Dame Director of Athletics and Vice President Jack Swarbrick announced last fall that Navy's football series with Notre Dame, which is the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in college football, had been extended to 2026, which will be the centennial year for the series.
The Irish and Mids meet in South Bend on odd years; while on even years the contest is Navy's home game, customarily played at regional NFL venues. The two schools, which have played every year since 1926, met for the 86th on Sept. 1 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Next year's game will take place on Nov. 2 in South Bend.