The Washington Redskins and Naval Academy announced today that the 2014 Navy-Notre Dame football game will be played on Nov. 1 at FedExField in Landover, Md.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools at FedExField since 1998. Navy last played at FedExField on Dec. 10, 2011 when the Mids defeated Army for a 10th-straight time, 27-21. Notre Dame’s last appearance at FedExField was on Nov. 12, 2011 when they defeated Maryland, 45-21.
“The Navy and Notre Dame game highlights two outstanding collegiate programs,” said Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman. “We are excited to welcome both teams back to FedExField and are looking forward to hosting one of the most competitive and nationally acclaimed matchups in the country.”
Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk and Notre Dame Director of Athletics and Vice President Jack Swarbrick announced last fall that Navy’s football series with Notre Dame, which is the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in college football, had been extended to 2026, which will be the centennial year for the series.
The Irish and Mids meet in South Bend, Ind., on odd years, while, on even years, Navy customarily plays home games at regional NFL venues. The two schools, which have played every year since 1926, met for the 86th time on Sept. 1, 2012 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Next year’s game will take place on Nov. 2, 2013 in South Bend.
“FedExField did a fine job of hosting last year’s Army-Navy game and we are looking forward to another sold out event in 2014,” Gladchuk said.