Each year in the middle of April, the newly minted Notre Dame football team meets in Notre Dame Stadium for the Blue-Gold scrimmage. That tradition may be temporarily on hold until the administration completes the $400 million Campus Crossroads Project. Construction began in November. It is slated to take about 3 years to complete the project.
Instead of dealing with the construction mess around Notre Dame Stadium, reports indicate that Notre Dame may move the annual Blue-Gold Spring Game to near by Soldier Field in Chicago.
This would not be the first time Notre Dame moved to Soldier Field while a stadium was under construction. In 1929 when Notre Dame was constructing the original Notre Dame Stadium, the team played their home games at Solider Field in Chicago.
Since then, Notre Dame played at Soldier Field at 2012 when the Irish demolished Hurricanes, 41-3.
Last year, Notre Dame hosted 27,986 fans at the 2014 Spring Game. A move to Chicago may actually improve attendance at the game. Many of the top schools can pull from cities and a local fan base. Chicago, one of the largest Notre Dame cities, could support the 2015 Blue-Gold Spring Game.
The school has not officially announced a move to Soldier Field in 2015 or any subsequent years.