BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: A view of the outside of Fenway Park during the game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on April 20, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the ball park's opening. The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Boston Globe is reporting that the ownership group of the Red Sox is interested in bringing a college football game to Fenway Park and the two teams they'd like to play in it are UConn and Notre Dame. Talks are apparently still in an early stage, but UConn officials are reportedly interested in the game which would be played in 2014.
The game would be considered an Irish home game, and Notre Dame has certainly shown a willingness to schedule home games away from home in recent seasons. They played Maryland at FedEx field in Maryland last year, traveled to Ireland to play Navy this year and will be hosting Michigan in Chicago this weekend.
If UConn officials can get anywhere close to an agreement with their counterparts in South Bend scheduling the game is an absolute no-brainer. Publicity for this game would be through the roof and it would be a boon to recruiting.
Both coaches have weighed in the game, Brian Kelly's reaction is fantastic, Paul Pasqualoni could probably use a bit more enthusiasm:
PP on ND game at Fenway: "They're working on it. That's all I know. I'm just the coach here." PP has input, of course.— Ed Daigneault (@EdDaigneault) September 18, 2012