Garth Brooks to play concert at Notre Dame Stadium

Notre Dame officials announced Garth Brooks will perform at Notre Dame Stadium in the first concert at the 88 year old venue.

The announcement was made during a press conference Monday morning that included Brooks, former coach Lou Holtz,  Notre Dame Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves, Vice President for Campus Safety and Event Management Mike Seamon and several other university officials.

The date for his concert has not been determined yet.

“Notre Dame Stadium has seen so many iconic moments!” Brooks said at the press conference. “I look forward to bringing a new kind of crazy to the party.”

“Right from the outset, I just felt that Garth represents Notre Dame’s values,” said Affleck-Graves. “And he is the perfect choice as the first artist to perform in concert in the stadium that Rockne built. This promises to be one of the biggest events in Notre Dame’s history.”

“Tradition and memories are built in that stadium. It’s an iconic place. This is an important moment, and once we decided we were going to have a concert, Garth just jumped into our minds right away. And we knew that he had to be the one. That was it," Seamon said.

Brooks will be the first artist to perform a full, stand-alone concert in the 88-year-old football stadium.

“It’s never been done before, and it’s our understanding that Garth loves to do things that haven’t been done before,” said Lee Sicinski, the University’s associate vice president for event management. “To bring a historic event like a Garth Brooks concert to the stadium, it just gives you goose bumps.”

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