Packers president issues update on Wisconsin-Notre Dame game at Lambeau Field
The Wisconsin-Notre Dame matchup at Lambeau Field scheduled for October 3 may not be moved after all.
Last week, Tim O’Malley of Irish Illustrated hinted that this year’s matchup could be moved to South Bend due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The two teams agreed to a two-game series, played at Lambeau Field in 2020 and Soldier Field in 2021.
“We heard from a couple sources — this is bearer of bad news — but, Lambeau Field won’t be happening either,” O’Malley said on the Irish Illustrated Insider Podcast.
However, Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says, right now, that’s not the case.
Aaron Nagler of Cheesehead TV shared Murphy’s comments on the Oct. 3 showdown between the Badgers and Fighting Irish. As of right now, the game is still scheduled to be played in Green Bay.
“There was a report last week that erroneously stated that the Wisconsin-Notre Dame game this year would be played in South Bend rather than Lambeau Field. We have talked to representatives from both Notre Dame and Wisconsin, and they’ve confirmed that they are still planning to play the game at Lambeau Field,” Murphy said. “I do think that college football will be played this year. Like the NFL, the colleges have three months before the football season will start, and we will both be able to learn from the other sports over the next few months to see what works and doesn’t work in terms of holding games.”
With the college football season rapidly approaching, the two schools will likely make a final decision on the scheduled contest and where it will be held soon. Currently, it looks like the two teams will still be suiting up at Lambeau.