In 2009, Notre Dame started the Shamrock Series, which is an off-campus home football game for the Fighting Irish each season. The game helps promote Notre Dame’s brand across the country.
This season, Notre Dame will face Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Oct. 5. Previous Shamrock Series opponents include Washington State (at San Antonio, TX), Army (at Bronx, NY), Maryland (at Landover, MD), and Miami, FL (at Chicago, IL).
The 2014 Shamrock Series game has not yet been announced, but it could feature one of the Irish’s ACC opponents, according to a report by Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune.
“I think you will see that a lot in the future, where we take a game that you would think of as a ‘regular’ game and take that game somewhere as part of the Shamrock Series,” Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick told the Tribune. “I can certainly anticipate future ACC opponents being opponents in a Shamrock Series game.”
Swarbrick specifically mentioned North Carolina, Louisville, and Wake Forest as games that could be candidates for the Shamrock Series in 2014.
One more game will have to be postponed or cancelled in order for the Irish to get down to the NCAA maximum of 12 regular-season games. The most likely candidates for movement are Northwestern, Purdue or Rice.