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Notre Dame, Wisconsin Reschedule Game at Lambeau Field for 2026

The Irish and Badgers were supposed to play at Lambeau Field in 2020, but schedule changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the game.

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Notre Dame and Wisconsin have rescheduled their 2020 football game at Lambeau Field that was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Irish and Badgers will kickoff Sept. 5, 2026 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the programs announced Monday via Twitter.

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In 2017, the two programs announced a two-game series for Oct. 3, 2020, at Lambeau Field and Sept. 25, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The 2021 game is still in place.

Lambeau Field, the home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, has a seating capacity of 81,411 and last hosted a college football game in 2016 when Wisconsin defeated LSU 16-14. Soldier Field, home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears, seats 61,500.

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Notre Dame will be playing its first game at Lambeau Field, which is named after Packers co-founder and former Irish back Curly Lambeau. Former Irish wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown is currently under contract with the Packers.

The contests will mark the first meetings between Notre Dame and Wisconsin since a three-game series from 1962-64. Notre Dame earned a 31-7 on Sept. 26, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, in Ara Parseghian’s debut as head coach for the Irish.

The Irish are 8-6-2 in the all-time series against the Badgers.

Notre Dame’s 2026 schedule

Sept. 5: Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin, Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)

Sept. 26: Notre Dame at Purdue, Ross-Ade Stadium (West Lafayette, IN)

Oct. 3: Notre Dame at North Carolina, Kenan Memorial Stadium (Chapel Hill, NC)

Oct. 17: Virginia at Notre Dame, Notre Dame Stadium (South Bend, IN)

Nov. 28: Notre Dame at USC, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)

TBA: Notre Dame at Florida State, Doak Campbell Stadium (Tallahassee, FL)

TBA: Notre Dame at Navy, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD)

TBA: Louisville at Notre Dame, Notre Dame Stadium (South Bend, IN)

TBA: Michigan State at Notre Dame, Notre Dame Stadium (South Bend, IN)

TBA: Syracuse at Notre Dame, Notre Dame Stadium (South Bend, IN)


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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for NHL.com. Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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