Two future Notre Dame games with Georgia Tech moved to Mercedes Benz Stadium
Georgia Tech on Tuesday announced five home games on its future football schedules have been shifted from its historic home facility Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta to nearby, opulent Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Notre Dame is the opponent for two of those games — Nov. 14, 2020 and Oct. 19, 2024.
The Yellow Jackets also will meet Clemson, in its 2022 season opener, at Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Falcons’ home stadium and site of Super Bowl LIII earlier this month. There is a commitment to also play one game each there in 2021 and 2023, with the opponents and exact dates yet to be determined.
Mercedes Benz Stadium’s capacity is 71,000 — 16,000 more than Bobby Dodd Stadium — and it’s located less than a mile from Georgia Tech’s midtown Atlanta campus. Enhancing both recruiting and Tech’s athletic coffers are two of the reasons for the change in venues.
Georgia Tech and the Irish have met in football 35 times, with the Irish holding a 28-6-1 advantage in the series. The last time ND played the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta was the 2006 season opener, a 14-10 Irish escape at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The two teams meet in South Bend on Nov. 20, 2021.
In the 2020 season, the Irish will play six home games and six games away from Notre Dame Stadium, including a neutral-site game with Navy in Dublin, Ireland, to open the season on Aug. 29.
The Shamrock Series will return after a 2019 hiatus, with Notre Dame meeting Wisconsin Oct. 3 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., in what is technically a home game for the Irish — with an NBC telecast — with the ticket allotment being split 50-50.