The Yankees said Notre Dame and Army would play the first football game at the new stadium next year, reigniting one of college football’s great rivalries. The game, which is scheduled for Nov. 20, 2010, will most likely be the first of several football games a year at the stadium.
The teams played 22 times at the original Yankee Stadium, including several games during the 1940s that helped decide the national champion. When they played in 1928, Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne urged his team to “win one for the Gipper.” Those games regularly drew more than 70,000 fans.
Only difference, I suppose, is that back then Army was good. Notre Dame too, actually, and neither of those things are the case anymore. At least Notre Dame still draws, though, so this should be a success. In any event, my offer of a good football team to play there still stands.