Dec 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish sing their Alma Mater after the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Notre Dame defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 29-16. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame announces stadium expansion

On Wednesday, Notre Dame announced plans for an expansion to their football stadium, costing a reported $400 million.

The expansion will have thousands of premium style seating, and according to ESPN, new buildings at the House that Rockne Built.

“What’s exciting about this project is it brings together athletics, faculty and academics, research and a student center, so it’s an integrated model,” Jenkins said.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said mixing athletics, student life and classrooms is what Notre Dame should do.

“It’s such a powerful symbol given what’s going on in college athletics right now, that you can take the stadium and say we believe in the integration of athletics into academics, and here’s the living proof of it,” he said.

All the university has to do now is raise the money needed to fund this big project. It has also been reported that construction would begin, at the earliest, sometime next year, and would take approximately three years to complete.

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