The Fighting Irish are Heading to Music City

Notre Dame to play LSU on Dec. 30th at LP Field in Nashville


For the first time in history, the University of Notre Dame football team is headed to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

Notre Dame (7-5) will meet Southeastern Conference representative, LSU (8-4), at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at LP Field, home of the NFL Tennessee Titans, in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Irish qualify as a representative of the Atlantic Coast Conference in their first year of an agreement, which also allows Notre Dame to play four to six games per season against ACC opponents.

The Music City Bowl marks the fifth bowl appearance in as many seasons under Irish Head Coach, Brian Kelly. Kelly becomes the first Head Coach in Notre Dame history to take teams to bowl games in each of his first five seasons. With a win at the Music City Bowl, Brian Kelly would become the first Head Coach in Irish history to win at least eight games in each of his first five seasons with the Fighting Irish.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to face LSU — one of the preeminent programs in all of college football,” said Kelly. “When we worked with the ACC to fashion our agreement, part of the attraction for Notre Dame was the ability to provide our program with this type of matchup. In that vein we’re excited to come to Nashville, to play in a bowl in which the University never before has participated and to play in a top-notch NFL venue.”

Fans can tune in to ESPN, ESPN Radio, and Notre Dame’s IMG Football Radio to catch all of the action on December 30th. Click here for all of the bowl information you will need — from tickets, to bowl history, to events.