Gridiron rivals: Notre Dame to meet Navy Nov. 5 at EverBank Field


The 2016 Navy-Notre Dame game will be played at EverBank Field on Saturday, Nov. 5.

 The annual matchup is the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country, with this game marking the 90th consecutive meeting between the two schools. This will be the third time that Navy has played a game in Jacksonville. 

 The Mids played regular season games against Georgia Tech at the Gator Bowl in 1964 and again in 1973. It’ll be Notre Dame’s first scheduled trip to Florida since 2014’s narrow loss at Florida State in Tallahassee, and the rivalry’s first game in the Sunshine State since the Irish defeated Navy, 45-14, on Oct. 14, 2000 in Orlando.

 The Navy game will be Notre Dame’s second game in an NFL stadium this season, joining the road game at Syracuse at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 1.

Last season, Notre Dame defeated Navy 41-24 at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish have won five consecutive games in the historic series.

“My sincerest gratitude to everyone in Jacksonville for the wonderful support extended in making this historic college football match-up happen in the great state of Florida,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “I can’t imagine more energy, enthusiasm and community involvement taking place anywhere else in the country. The Academy and the Navy are ‘all in’ for what should be a fan experience never to be forgotten.”

 Kick-off is at 11:30 a.m. and will be televised nationally on CBS. Tickets for the 2016 game are on sale to the public at