Breaking: Shamrock Series 2022 brings Notre Dame and BYU to Vegas

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PC: Notre Dame Athletics.

The Holy War comes to the Sin City! The Shamrock Series for 2022 has been announced.

It was announced today that Notre Dame and BYU have agreed to play in the 2022 Shamrock Series, which will take place in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium.

The game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 8 and will be televised nationally on NBC.

We are really excited about the opportunity to return to Allegiant Stadium and face Notre Dame,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a prepared statement. “This has been a process, with a lot of back-and-forth, to be able to find a return game in this series that would work for both sides. We feel very good about playing this game in Las Vegas, where Cougar Nation always shows out, and look forward to an incredible matchup and atmosphere.

The matchup brings together two of the most powerful religious universities in the nation as the Catholic Notre Dame and Mormon BYU face off in the desert. The programs combined to win 21 games in 2020 during breakout seasons with the Fighting Irish earning its second trip to the College Football Playoff in three seasons. BYU and Notre Dame have played eight times previously with Notre Dame holding a 6-2 edge. In the most recent matchup, Tommy Rees outdueled Taysom Hill in a 23-13 Notre Dame win on Nov. 23, 2013. 

Shamrock Series Notes

  • 11th Shamrock Series game
  • First game took place in 2009
  • Eighth different venue 
    • Allegiant Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, Yankee Stadium, FedEx Field, Fenway Park, Soldier Field, AT&T Stadium, Alamodome
  • First Notre Dame football game played in Nevada
  • The Irish are a perfect 10-0 in Shamrock Series games, with the most recent contest coming this past weekend at Soldier Field, a 41-13 win over No. 18/15 Wisconsin.

About Allegiant Stadium

Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a global events destination, highlighted by the arrival of the NFL’s iconic Raiders in 2020. Allegiant Stadium, which won “Best Venue” honors at the 2020 World Football Summit Industry Awards, is ideally located for both visitors and locals, fully enclosed and climate-controlled with a capacity of 65,000. The technologically advanced stadium will host world-class entertainment including concerts and sporting events such as the Pac-12 Championship Game, Las Vegas Bowl, and Concacaf Gold Cup Final, and serves as the home of UNLV Football. The stadium project is expected to generate an economic benefit of $620 million annually while creating 6,000 permanent jobs in Southern Nevada. For more information on Allegiant Stadium, visit

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