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Notre Dame Returns to MetLife Stadium to Play Syracuse

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish return to MetLife Stadium to face the Syracuse Orange in New York’s College Classic on Saturday, September 27, 2014; game time TBD.
New York College Classic

Tickets On Sale Friday, November 15 at 11 AM ET
East Rutherford, N.J. – November 13, 2013 - The Notre Dame Fighting Irish return to MetLife Stadium to face the Syracuse Orange in New York’s College Classic on Saturday, September 27, 2014; game time TBD.

The match-up marks Syracuse’s third of 14 games to be played at MetLife Stadium through 2038 and the first of two match-ups against Notre Dame (2016).  Notre Dame faced Navy in MetLife Stadium’s inaugural season in 2010. 

Tickets, which range in price from $45 to $175, go on sale Friday, November 15 at 11 AM ET through Ticketmaster.  Tickets will be available online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at Ticketmaster Retails Outlets. 

Tickets will be available at the MetLife Stadium and IZOD Center Box Offices beginning Monday, November 18 at 11 AM ET.  For Group Sales (15+ tickets), contact 201-460-4370. Suites for the game can be purchased by calling 201-559-1616. 

Notre Dame, 7-3 this season under Coach Brian Kelly, is one of the most legendary college football programs ever. The Fighting Irish have won 11 National Championships, a record 7 Notre Dame players have won the Heisman trophy, and the program has produced an NCAA record 96 consensus All-Americans and 32 unanimous All-Americans, more than any other university.

Syracuse (5-4, 3-2 ACC), playing its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, has won three of its last four games and is one win shy of bowl eligibility.

Syracuse is the 14th-winningest program in college football. It is one of only two schools with national championships in football, men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse. Syracuse has 22 bowl game appearances and has earned invitations to all four Bowl Championship Series Bowl games.

With 17 former players and coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame, Syracuse is one of just seven schools with that many representatives. Syracuse has six representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, one of eight schools with at least six alums enshrined. 

Syracuse is one of just 35 schools to have a Heisman Trophy winner. Syracuse’s Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961.

Notre Dame and Syracuse last met in 2008 in South Bend, IN. The Orange stunned Notre Dame 24-23 to even the series at 3-3. 

About MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium (which replaced Giants Stadium), home to the New York Football Giants and New York Jets, sets the standard for venue excellence with state-of-the-art technology, comfort and amenities. The only active venue to serve as the home stadium for two NFL teams, MetLife Stadium hosts 20 NFL games per season, more than any other Stadium.

With a full, game-day seating capacity of 82,500, MetLife Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the National Football League.  It boasts numerous dining options and a rail line that drops guests directly at the front door. During its inaugural year in 2010, MetLife Stadium was selected to host Super Bowl XLVIII, and on February 2, 2014, the venue will become history’s first open-air venue in a cold-weather region to hold football’s biggest game.

In 2011 MetLife Stadium was ranked No. 1 for safety by Security magazine’s “Security 500” in the Arenas/Stadiums/Leagues/Entertainment division and for the third consecutive year was cited by Billboard magazine as the highest-grossing stadium in North America (#1 in the World in 2012).

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