In the second to be announced of a series of "off-site" Fighting Irish football games, Notre Dame and Arizona State will square off on Oct. 5, 2013, at the new AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Notre Dame football will begin the series of off-site games in 2009 (versus Washington State in San Antonio) and play one game per season at locations in Texas, Florida, and in other cities.
The Irish and Sun Devils will be meeting for the first time since 1999. Notre Dame defeated Arizona State in Sun Devil Stadium in '98 (28-9) and again in Notre Dame Stadium in '99 (a 48-17 Irish victory).
Notre Dame will come to the Dallas area for the first time since the end of the 1993 season when the Irish defeated Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl to complete an 11-1 season. Notre Dame's most recent trips to the state of Texas produced a 27-24 win over Texas in 1996 in Austin - followed by a 24-3 loss to Texas A&M in College Station in 2003.
Notre Dame expects to make tickets available to its contributing alumni and fans through the alumni lottery as it does with all other football games. Arizona State will receive an allotment of tickets as the visiting team, and a public sale will be conducted through AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys and the AT&T Cotton Bowl will combine to manage and market the game.
NBC Sports will have the live television rights to the game, as with other Notre Dame home games.
"We're thrilled to have a chance to return to North Texas where Notre Dame football has had such a rich tradition, particularly through our appearances in the Cotton Bowl over the years," said Notre Dame athletics director Kevin White.
"We're also excited that both our players and our fans will have a chance to experience a football game in what will be a state-of-the-art facility as designed by the Cowboys.