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Lambeau Field to host rescheduled Notre Dame-Wisconsin game in 2026

Rescheduled contest set for Sept. 5, 2026, part of two-game series which also will see Notre Dame and Wisconsin square off in 2021 at Soldier Field in Chicago

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The University of Notre Dame and University of Wisconsin have agreed to reschedule their neutral-site matchup at Lambeau Field to Sept. 5, 2026.

The Irish and Badgers were originally scheduled to play Oct. 3, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the first of a two-year, neutral-site series that would also see the teams play in 2021 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Last year's game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, causing several conferences to suspend non-conference games, but this year's matchup at Soldier Field on Sept. 25, 2021, will take place as scheduled.

The contests will mark the first meetings between Notre Dame and Wisconsin since a three-game series from 1962-64.

"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. "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."

The last time a college football game was hosted at the stadium was the Lambeau Field College Classic on Sept. 3, 2016, between LSU and Wisconsin. The contest had a significant economic impact on the Green Bay area, as fans from both contingents traveled to the area for the week of the game.

The rescheduled date will mark Notre Dame's first-ever appearance at legendary Lambeau Field, which is named after Curly Lambeau – former Irish player and eventual founder of the Green Bay Packers. Wisconsin has played just once in the stadium, their 16-14 victory over No. 5 LSU in 2016.

The Notre Dame-Wisconsin meeting in 2026 will mark just the second major college football game in the history of Lambeau Field. It will be the third college game overall, including when NCAA Division III St. Norbert faced Fordham in 1983.

Details regarding game time, tickets and other related information will be announced at a later date.

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