2014 Notre Dame vs Purdue moved to Indy Lucas Oil Field

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The 2014 football game between Notre Dame and Purdue will be moved to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (home of the Colts) instead of Notre Dame Stadium; the scheduled site for the 2014 rivalry. The game still counts as a home game for Notre Dame and will be televised on NBC at 7:30 EST. The meeting on Sept. 13 will be the last contest between the Irish and Boilermakers until Sept. 19, 2020.

The 2020 game will be held in West Lafayette at Purdue’s Ross-Ade Stadium.

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The schools have stated the reason for the interruption in the rivalry is due to Notre Dame moving to the ACC and the Big Ten moving their conference schedule to nine games (up from eight).

Notre Dame already has Rice and Michigan scheduled in South Bend to start the 2014 season, so it appears the Notre Dame Stadium renovations have not played a role in the decision to move the game to a neutral site. The game will remain a home contest for Notre Dame. However, Purdue will have access to some 10,000 seats – twice the normal visiting-school allotment – on the Boilermakers’ side of the field throughout all levels of Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Purdue and Notre Dame last met in the capital city of Indiana on Sept. 8, 1984, for the dedication of the Colts’ former home facility, the Hoosier Dome. Purdue upset eighth-ranked Notre Dame 23-21 in front of 60,672 fans.

Following the 2014 game, the Boilermakers and the Fighting Irish will next meet Sept. 19, 2020, at Purdue. The teams subsequently will play Sept. 18, 2021, at Notre Dame; Sept. 14, 2024, at Purdue; Sept. 13, 2025, at Notre Dame; and in 2026 on a date and at a neutral site location to be determined.

The schools’ athletics directors, Burke and Jack Swarbrick, are working on additional dates beyond 2026, with the next scheduled game to be played at Purdue.

“Jack and I tried everything we could to keep the series going without interruption,” Purdue A.D. Morgan Burke said. “But, between the Big Ten going to a nine-game schedule and Notre Dame’s affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference, it just didn’t work out. The series is important to both schools, and we are pleased that we are able to extend it through 2026.”

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