Notre Dame, Purdue will play in Indianapolis in 2014
NOTRE DAME — Two in-state college football rivals will meet in Indianapolis next season.
Notre Dame and Purdue will play Sept. 13, 2014, at Lucas Oil Stadium, according to announcements from both schools. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. on NBC.
“We are excited to bring this great instate rivalry game to Indianapolis next season,” Purdue athletics director Morgan Burke said on the school’s athletics website. “Both schools have great fan and alumni bases there, so it will make for an entertaining evening of college football.”
Because the 2014 game was initially scheduled to be played in South Bend, Notre Dame will remain the home team in its annual Shamrock Series off-site home game. However, Purdue will have access to approximately 10,000 seats — twice the usual visiting school allotment — at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The game in Indianapolis will mark the last meeting between the two teams until Sept. 19, 2020, according to the Purdue athletics website. The Irish and Boilermakers will next play on Sept. 19, 2020 at Purdue and on Sept. 18, 2021 at Notre Dame.
The two schools are also scheduled to meet in 2024, 2025 and 2026.
“(Notre Dame athletic director) Jack (Swarbrick) and I tried everything we could to keep the series going without interruption,” Burke said in a statement. “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.”
Notre Dame and Purdue have met every year since 1946. The Irish hold a 57-26-2 advantage in the series, most recently beating the Boilermakers 31-24 on Sept. 14.