Wisconsin, Notre Dame looking to play future game at Lambeau Field
One of the most anticipated games of the B1G’s nonconference schedule was the October showdown between Wisconsin and Notre Dame at historic Lambeau Field. But with the conference implementing a league-only schedule for fall sports in 2020, that game has been wiped off the calendar.
The two teams scheduled a home-and-home series inside NFL stadiums. This year’s matchup was scheduled to be played at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Next year’s showdown is planned for Sept. 25 at Soldier Field, which houses the Chicago Bears.
While it’s obviously disappointing that the Badgers-Irish showdown was canceled, both athletic directors are hopeful to add another game at Lambeau Field to the schedule in the future.
“We all share in the disappointment about that and are exploring options to reschedule those games,” Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “We look forward to playing Notre Dame in 2021 at Soldier Field in Chicago, and both programs are committed to rescheduling the game at Lambeau.”
”We look forward to playing Wisconsin at Soldier Field in 2021 and Barry and I are committed to scheduling a game at Lambeau Field in the future,” Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick said in a statement.
Notre Dame and Wisconsin have played 16 times, with the Irish owning a narrow 8-6-2 advantage in the all-time series over the Badgers. However, the last meeting between the two programs was nearly 60 years ago, back in 1964.