Notre Dame Stadium will this summer host the Liverpool Football Club as part of the English soccer team’s pre-season preparations. The team is also slated to play at Fenway Park in Boston and Yankee Stadium in New York City.
Notre Dame will host a competitive soccer match for the first time in the 90-year history of its historic 77,000-seat stadium when the Liverpool Reds face German team Borussia Dortmund on July 19 as part of the event.
While in the USA, the club says it will also take an active role in key local community projects in each of the three locations visited.
"We are honored to partner with Fenway Sports Group and Fenway Sports Management in hosting Liverpool F.C. at historic Notre Dame Stadium," said University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick, in a news release. "This is a perfect event for Notre Dame in that it combines iconic sport brands, celebrates a sport that is of great importance to us as evidenced by our four NCAA soccer titles and addresses the growing international reach of our University. We look forward to hosting Liverpool F.C. and invite its fans from throughout North America and the world to visit us for the match against Dortmund."