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Match-up Marks Notre Dame’s Only Northeast Appearance

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, November 20 at 12PM ET

 East Rutherford, N.J. – November 17, 2015 - The Syracuse Orange will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the New York College Classic at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The match-up marks Notre Dame’s only northeast appearance in 2016.

Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Friday, November 20 at 12PM ET through Ticketmaster. Tickets will be available online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at Ticketmaster Retails Outlets.

Tickets will also be available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office beginning Monday, November 23 at 11 AM ET.  For Group Sales (15+ tickets), contact 201-559-1600. Suites for the game can be purchased by calling 201-559-1616.

The 2016 game marks the fourth appearance for the Orange at MetLife Stadium since the agreement with Syracuse University was set in 2009.  Syracuse’s most recent history at MetLife Stadium includes games against USC (2012), Penn State (2013), and Notre Dame (2014 and 2016).

Notre Dame will make its third appearance at MetLife Stadium.  The Fighting Irish faced Navy in MetLife Stadium’s inaugural season in 2010.

Syracuse is the 19th-winningest program in college football.  The Orange is one of only two schools with national championships in football, men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse. Syracuse has 25 bowl game appearances and has earned invitations to every bowl game in the College Football Playoff.

Syracuse is one of just 16 schools with 18 former players and coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame, one of seven schools with at least seven alums enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and one of just 38 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, 9-1 this season under coach Brian Kelly, is one of the most legendary college football programs. The Fighting Irish have won 11 consensus National Championships, a record seven Notre Dame players have won the Heisman Trophy, and the program has produced 187 first-team All-Americans, 97 consensus All-Americans and 33 unanimous All-Americans, all more than any other school in the country.

Notre Dame and Syracuse last met in 2014 in New York’s College Classic at MetLife Stadium. The Irish took a 4-3 lead in the series with a 31-15 victory in that game.