The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Wisconsin Badgers were set to spar at Lambeau Field, the home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, last Oct. 3. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Big Ten teams to cancel non-conference games.
These two college football programs will now take to Lambeau Field on Sept. 5, 2026, for what will be just their second game against one another since 1964.
“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to host the rescheduled game between Notre Dame and Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in 2026,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, via the team’s official website. “We appreciate the commitment from both schools and the hard work of Jack Swarbrick and Barry Alvarez, as well as their staffs to select a future date. We look forward to welcoming fans of both schools to Green Bay and are excited to enjoy the college atmosphere again at Lambeau Field. It will be really special for the Green Bay community to host a game between two of college football’s finest programs.”
Notre Dame and Wisconsin originally scheduled back-to-back neutral site games for 2020 and 2021 with the former taking place at Lambeau Field and the latter at Chicago’s Soldier Field. With the United States getting a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 game in Illinois is expected to go on as planned.
The last college football game at the famed Lambeau Field was back in 2016 between LSU and Wisconsin. This will be Notre Dame’s first game played at the historical venue, named after former Irish player Curly Lambeau.