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December 20th, 2013
San Antonio to Host Notre Dame vs. Army in 2016

The University of Notre Dame will return to San Antonio as the Fighting Irish will play the Black Knights of Army in the Alamodome on November 12, 2016 as part of their annual Shamrock Series.

San Antonio also hosted the first Shamrock Series game in 2009 when the Irish beat Washington State 40-14 on October 31. Army has also played once in San Antonio losing 28-24 to Texas A&M on September 26, 2006.

“We’re excited to welcome Notre Dame and Army for this special Veteran’s Day weekend match-up,” said Derrick Fox, Valero Alamo Bowl President/CEO. “San Antonio is in the middle of an amazing transformation of our walkable downtown which will deliver an even more unforgettable experience for these two outstanding universities and their loyal fans.”

Army and Notre Dame first met on the gridiron in 1913 and haven’t competed since a 27-3 Irish victory in 2010 at Yankee Stadium.

The Black Knights have played the Irish on 50 occasions with Notre Dame holding a 34-8-4 advantage in the historic series.

"I am very pleased that the Shamrock Series will be returning to the Alamodome," said Michael Sawaya, Executive Director, Convention & Sports Facilities for the City of San Antonio. "San Antonio has a well-deserved reputation as one of the nation's most fan friendly cities to host major sporting events given the close proximity of the facility to downtown hotels, restaurants and attractions like the Alamo and River Walk. This game is going to be a celebration of two of the most tradition rich programs in college football and will deliver memories fans will remember forever."

With 85,000 military personnel living in the city, San Antonio is know as Military City, USA. One retired serviceman is Spurs Hall of Famer David Robinson whose son Corey (a San Antonio Christian High School graduate) is currently a freshman on Notre Dame’s squad. 

Robinson was one of the seven Notre Dame players on last year’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game played in San Antonio. The others are running back Greg Bryant, tackle Steve Elmer, wide receiver Torii Hunter, linebacker Doug Randolph and linebacker Jaylon Smith.

Fans interested in receiving ticket information on this game can sign-up with the Valero Alamo Bowl through this link: http://www.alamobowl.com/main/tickets_detail.php?uid=155