Notre Dame stadium

Notre Dame may soon join the ranks of outdoor stadiums to host hockey games.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said that he does see a time in the future of Notre Dame’s stadium where hosting an outdoor hockey game could become a reality.

“I think there will be a time and place to do this at Notre Dame Stadium,” Swarbrick said after the Irish notched a 2-1 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the opener of the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field.

“It’s not imminent. It’s nothing soon. But doing this once a year is great for the kids.”

“I had talked to the guys at Fenway (Park) about their experience with the Winter Classic – it’s big,” Swarbrick said, with a laugh. “It’s a major undertaking. As I say, there’s nothing even remotely planned. But I just think somewhere down the road it’ll make sense for us.”

Notre Dame’s stadium officially seats 80,795.

[Chicago Trib]

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