Football is coming to Fenway.
Fenway Park will host the college football game between Boston College and Notre Dame in 2015. The matchup will take place on Nov. 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NBC.
“The City of Boston will be ready to welcome Fighting Irish and Eagles fans alike when Fenway brings this historic rivalry to one of our most beloved landmarks in 2015,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “I’m looking forward to a memorable weekend that puts Boston, and all the great things our city has to offer, in the national spotlight.”
The game between the Fighting Irish and Eagles will be the first football game at Fenway Park since Dec. 1, 1968, when – after five years of calling it home – the Patriots played their last game at the ballpark.
The 2015 football game won’t be the first time Boston College and Notre Dame have faced each other at Fenway. On Jan. 4, 2014, the two schools will compete in an outdoor hockey game as part of Citi Frozen Fenway 2014, a two week series of hockey, skating, and sledding events.
The game is also one of many non-baseball events that have taken place at Fenway in recent years. On New Year’s Day 2010, the Bruins battled the Flyers in the NHL’s Winter Classic on a rink that covered Fenway’s infield. A week later, Boston College and Boston University faced off on the ice at Fenway. In July 2010, Fenway played host to “Football at Fenway,” a soccer match between European clubs Glasgow Celtic and Sporting Lisbon. In July 2012, Liverpool and Roma played a friendly at the old ballpark.
In 2003, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off a modern-day run of concerts at Fenway Park. Jimmy Buffett, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, The Police, Phish, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, Jason Aldean, and Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z have all performed on a stage in Fenway’s outfield since.