Nov 30, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Rees (11) throws the ball against the Stanford Cardinal during the second quarter at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame officially accepts Pinstripe Bowl invitation

Reports began to surface yesterday that, after their 8-4 campaign, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish would be headed off to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl to spend their holiday season.

Now, it has been confirmed this morning that the Irish will indeed be heading to Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28th, more than likely to take on a team from the American Athletic Conference.

Head coach Brian Kelly is very excited about the opportunity to take his team to the city:

“Quite simply, we are thrilled to bring our football program to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl,” said Kelly. “We were privileged to play in New York City and Yankee Stadium in 2010. The treatment our University received from the Steinbrenner family, the New York Yankees and the entire organization was unlike anything we’ve experienced in my tenure at Notre Dame.”

This will mark the first time in the illustrious history of the Notre Dame football program that they will play a postseason game in the New York metropolitan area.

The Irish last played a regular season game at the baseball stadium back in 2010 against Army.


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