The University of Toledo football team will play at Notre Dame in 2021. The game will be played Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Notre Dame Stadium. The contest will mark the first meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
“We are very pleased and excited to add Notre Dame to our 2021 football schedule,” UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien said. “Notre Dame has one of the greatest college football traditions in the country, so it definitely will be a matchup our football team will be looking forward to. The game also has the added benefit of only being just a two-and-a-half hour drive from Toledo, so I know many of our fans will travel to South Bend for the contest.”
UT Head Coach Jason Candle added, “Playing at Notre Dame will be a great experience and an exciting challenge for our football program.”
Notre Dame will be among the most prominent college football programs that Toledo has played. In recent years, UT has faced Power 5 schools such as Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, Arizona, Iowa State, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Kansas, Syracuse, Colorado and Minnesota. The Rockets have held their own against these teams, with wins over Michigan, Penn State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Purdue, Iowa State (twice), Pittsburgh, Colorado and Kansas.
Toledo will be just the fifth school currently in the Mid-American Conference to play Notre Dame in football, and just the fourth since 1920. The others are Miami (1909), Akron (1910) and Western Michigan (1919, 1920 and 2010). Miami is scheduled to play at Notre Dame in 2017 and Ball State in 2018.
Information on how to order tickets will be provided at a later date. Tickets orders will be prioritized based on Rocket Fund/athletic donation and season ticket history.