Garth Brooks to Perform at…Notre Dame Stadium?

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In what many might see as a strange venue for one of his concerts, country music artist Garth Brooks announced in Nashville Monday that he would hold a future concert at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Brooks made the announcement alongside former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz.

The legendary stadium opened in 1930 and has mainly been a football-only venue in its 88 years of existence.

It currently holds just under 80,000 people.

Recently, the stadium underwent a $400 million dollar renovation, adding new luxury boxes, a new press box, new bleachers with more space for spectators, improved cell service, updated concourses and a videoboard.

Notre Dame Stadium will host the 2019 NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, it’s first ever non-football event.

According to the Associated Press, it will be the first-ever music concert in the stadium’s history, but the band Chicago could make a case that they are the first band (outside of the marching band) to perform at the stadium.

The band has joined the school’s marching band for a few halftime shows in the past.

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Sean Gallagher