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Maryland will play Notre Dame at FedEx Field in 2011

As was long expected, Maryland will play Notre Dame at FedEx Field during the 2011 football season. The game will be played Nov. 12, 2011 and be an off-site home game for Notre Dame.

“It is a privilege for FedEx Field to host one of the most storied programs in college football history and match it against a university with a strong and successful local following,” Washington Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman said in a statement. “This game will be an exciting event for our region as all eyes will be on FedEx Field.”

The only other game between Maryland and Notre Dame occurred on Aug. 31, 2002, at Giants Stadium, where Notre Dame beat Maryland, 22-0, in the Kickoff Classic.

"We are pleased to provide our fans a premier national-caliber game so close to our campus," Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow said in a statement. "It will be a statement game for our Terps football program."

Information on ticket sales and kickoff time will be released at a later date. Brian Hamilton, who covers Notre Dame for the Chicago Tribune, writes that the game is expected to be televised nationally on NBC in prime time.

"This is great for our program and our profile," Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen said in a statement. "This is a game our fans will be really excited about and our players will enjoy."

FedEx Field will also host Virginia Tech vs. Boise State on Sept. 26, 2010; Penn State vs. Indiana on Nov. 20, 2010; the 112th Army-Navy Game on Dec. 10, 2011; and Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati in 2012.

By Eric Prisbell  |  March 8, 2010; 12:40 PM ET
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You know your football program has hit rock bottom when Notre Dame agrees to play you in your hometown.

Posted by: SteveHansen | March 8, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

AND it is a HOME Game for Notre Dame (considered an Off Site Home Game)....10/15mins from UMD campus....ugh!

Like the game but all other things seem crazy to me as you look at it!

I guess with Yankee Stadium opening itself up for college games from now on, Fed Ex filed is another logical choice

Posted by: talbottj | March 8, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Well, I suppose it beats going to South Bend, eh Ralph?

Posted by: shanks1 | March 8, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Given all the Catholics in Maryland and DC this is a no brainer. Going to find tickets for the game now.

Posted by: DCDave11 | March 8, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Here's one Catholic that won't be rooting for Notre Dame.

Posted by: CapsNut | March 8, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Isn't the Virginia Tech-Boise State game on September 6 and not September 26?

Posted by: -pj- | March 8, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

One mediocre team playing another. Atleast we can finally watch a Md game on TV since NBC seems to love to televise the pathetic ND football team.

Posted by: PieGuy1 | March 8, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I am going to find tickets for my wife and I...

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | March 8, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

They televise ND games because they're huge draws. Oh, and NBC has a huge contract with ND anyway

Posted by: shorele17 | March 9, 2010 5:57 AM | Report abuse

ATTA GIRL, DEBBIE !!! Get that money and run with it... What a shame that we have to watch our Terps at that dump called FED EX... How much is Danny Boy making off of this?? The sad thing is, this game will be just like the game at Giants stadium, 75% Irish fans, 25% Terp fans... Since we are the away team, perhaps the band will show up, it's only 12 miles, and they will be allowed to play Rock n Roll Part II.. How much more are we going to have to pay for this game than a normal game??? God, only knows what greed will dictate... Shame on you, Debbie!!!! As a season ticket holder since Duffner, I'm not happy...

Posted by: frostanna | March 9, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

What are you people talking about? This counts as an 'away' game so basically the Terps are gonna have 7 and a 1/2 home games in 2011. We are going to be on national TV with a good chance of beating down a name brand team. The program is gonna get a ton of money. I too hate giving Snyder any money and agree FedEx sucks but this is no brainer for Yow to make this deal.

Posted by: aviscardo | March 9, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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