Notre Dame and Navy will meet under the lights in Dublin to open 2020 season

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame’s 2020 football season opener in Dublin, Ireland, will be a night game — sort of.

When the Irish meet Navy at Aviva Stadium Aug. 29, it will be 7 p.m. (GMT) at kickoff. But that’ll be 2 p.m. back in South Bend and the rest of the Eastern Time Zone. ESPN has the telecast.

The last time the two teams played in Dublin — in the 2012 season opener — the game kicked off at 2 p.m. GMT, which was 9 a.m. Eastern Time.

Both teams are coming off 11-win seasons. The last time the two teams played, the Irish beat Navy, 52-20, Nov. 16 at Notre Dame Stadium.

The teams of Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo (left) and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly will next square off Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ireland in a night game (GMT) to be televised on ESPN.

Aug. 29: vs. Navy*, 2 p.m. EDT

*Aviva Stadium; Dublin, Ireland

Sept. 12: ARKANSAS, 2:30 p.m. EDT

Sept. 19: WESTERN MICHIGAN, 2:30 p.m. EDT

Sept. 26: vs. Wake Forest*, TBA

*Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

Oct. 3: vs. Wisconsin*, 7:30 p.m. EDT

*Lambeau Field; Green Bay, Wis.

Oct. 10: STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. EDT

Oct. 17: at Pittsburgh, TBA

Oct. 24: DUKE, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Nov. 7: CLEMSON. 7:30 p.m. EST

Nov. 14: vs. Georgia Tech*, TBA

*Mercedes-Benz Stadium; Atlanta

Nov. 21: LOUISVILLE, 2:30 p.m. EST

Nov. 28: at USC, TBA