Meadowlands set to host SyracusePublished 8:14am Thursday, August 20, 2009
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – As Syracuse University tries to rebuild its football tradition, an announcement made Tuesday afternoon will hopefully go a long way toward doing just that.
Mark Lamping, CEO of New Meadowlands Stadium Corporation and Dr. Daryl Gross, Syracuse University Director of Athletics, announced that the New Meadowlands Stadium will host select Syracuse University football games in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
New Meadowlands Stadium will host Syracuse University vs. University of Southern California on Sept. 8, 2012; Notre Dame on Sept. 27, 2014; and Notre Dame on Sept. 3, 2016.
“We designed New Meadowlands Stadium to accommodate a variety of games, sporting events and concerts,” said Mark Lamping, CEO of New Meadowlands Stadium Company. “We are thrilled to host Syracuse University, a school with rich and time-honored athletic tradition, and we likewise welcome the Orange to be a part of New Meadowlands history.”
The series against Notre Dame is tied, 3-3. The Orange beat ND, 24-23, in 2008 in South Bend. Syracuse and USC have played twice, the most recent being the 1990 Kickoff Classic in the Meadowlands.