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From espn.com

The old Yankee Stadium hosted some of college football's greatest moments. The new Yankee Stadium might also host college football -- and the Fighting Irish are interested in writing the first chapter in its gridiron history, the school's athletic director said, according to The New York Times.

While stressing that no dates have been discussed, Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick said the Yankees are open to college football at the new stadium. The school has been in touch with the Yankees to express its interest in being one of the first two teams to play there, according to the report.

"We've been in contact with Yankee Stadium and asked and inquired," Swarbrick said, according to the Times. "We will be discussing games with them, but we haven't entered into any substantive discussions."

Ideally, Swarbrick said, Notre Dame would love to play Army at the stadium in 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 game, according to the report. In that landmark game, the Irish utilized the forward pass to great success to beat the Black Knights, popularizing what had been, up to that point, a little-used strategy. The results influenced other teams to adopt the forward pass, in effect changing the game.

If there's football at the new stadium before 2013, Notre Dame would still like to be involved, Swarbrick said. But playing the 100th anniversary of the 1913 game in New York would have great meaning for the Irish, he added, according to the report.

"It would be of great historical significance for us if it would be Army," Swarbrick said, according to the report. "We would love that. Some of the most significant games in the history of college football involve those two schools and Yankee Stadium."

The Yankees and Army did not immediately return calls seeking comment, the Times reported.

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I'd love to see this, if only for how they're going to squeeze a field in there. Aren't the dimensions the same as the old one last year?

Endzones go Center to Home, only 360' required. Plenty of room. They wouldn't put it along one of the foul lines because obviously it wouldn't fit that way.

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I'd love to see this, if only for how they're going to squeeze a field in there. Aren't the dimensions the same as the old one last year?

Technically they are the same, but in reality it appears it is a few feet shorter especially in right field. As said they could put the field going to center or left center field.

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There should have been the ND-Army Game there last year.

And if there is ND Football game at the new yankee Stadium, there would have to be an expansion to at least 60,000 seats!

Or better still......DO NOT TEAR DOWN THE OLD YANKEE STADIUM!!!!

If Fenway can stay up for 100 years, so can The House That Ruth Built!!!

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There should have been the ND-Army Game there last year.

And if there is ND Football game at the new yankee Stadium, there would have to be an expansion to at least 60,000 seats!

Or better still......DO NOT TEAR DOWN THE OLD YANKEE STADIUM!!!!

If Fenway can stay up for 100 years, so can The House That Ruth Built!!!

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Sigh....

The House That Ruth Built was torn down back in the 1970s. For the last 30 years it was merely "The Gutted Shell That Ruth Once Helped Finance." That Yankee Stadium deserves no nostalgia, and therefore should be rightfully demolished.

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