We’ve identified for months now that Notre Dame and Navy most likely aren’t going to play in Dublin despite the fact that it seemed like Navy officers have been holding out hope they’d. Now it’s trying like one other vacation spot venue on the 2020 schedule may very well be in jeopardy too. In line with the Irish Illustrated podcast, Notre Dame and Wisconsin could be squaring off in Lambeau Area, though the sport itself isn’t in peril proper now. Tim O’Malley of Irish Illustrated reported the information on the Irish Illustrated pod yesterday. The excellent news is that the sport itself doesn’t sound like it’s in peril in any respect. It shouldn’t be an excessive amount of of a shock that Lambeau could be off the desk for this yr. The one purpose for the sport to be performed there may be for the followers and the expertise. Contemplating there’s a superb likelihood that no sports activities venue will wherever near 100% capability this fall, the attract of enjoying at Lambeau is misplaced. If the sport can’t be performed at Lambeau Area, it might seemingly need to be performed at Notre Dame Stadium since it’s technically a Notre Dame dwelling sport, and NBC owns the rights to it. In line with One Foot Down, the contract stipulates that if both the Inexperienced Bay Packers or Chicago Parks District again out of the deal, the 2 colleges will nonetheless play however at a mutually agreed upon alternate location. At this stage and given the entire uncertainty with COVID-19 proper now, what different alternate location would take this sport if they will’t fill the stadium and maximize revenues? And why would the Packers need any extra athletes of their services than are completely essential? With all of the issues over what occurs if a participant If the sport does find yourself getting moved, together with the Navy sport, two bucket listing locations for Notre Dame followers will get taken off the desk. All issues thought of on the planet proper now, there are a lot, a lot greater issues for everybody; however it might nonetheless be a disappointment for anybody who had deliberate on attending. The 2020 Notre Dame schedule contains two different video games in NFL venus: Wake Forest in Bank of America Stadium (dwelling of the Carolina Panthers) and Georgia Tech in Mercedes Benz Stadium (dwelling to the Atlanta Falcons). It is going to be attention-grabbing to see what, if something, occurs with these video games as effectively. Each Georgia Tech and Wake Forest have their very own stadiums that the video games may, in concept, be performed at. Once more, it’s onerous to think about an NFL crew wanting any extra folks of their services than essential this yr because it may improve the probabilities of one in every of their very own gamers in the end testing constructive for COVID-19 and probably lacking time. Notre Dame and Pitt are set to play in an NFL venue as effectively, Heinz Area, however Pitt is contractually obligated to play all of their dwelling video games at Heinz Area. Whereas it appears like there’s a good likelihood that there can be soccer this fall, it additionally appears very evident proper now that quite a lot of particulars are unsettled and no matter schedule does get performed this yr received’t be the identical schedule that was initially put collectively by Jack Swarbrick.