The Boston Red Sox ownership group is interested in bringing college football to Fenway Park, according to a report by the Boston Globe. While talks are in the early stages, the desired match would feature the University of Connecticut challenging the Notre Dame Fighting Irish some time in 2014.
According to the report, both teams have responded favorably to the concept and Notre Dame is potentially willing to move one of its home games to Boston. As of this time, Notre Dame has at least one opening in its 2014 schedule.
Dating back to March, Red Sox ownership has expressed interest in bringing football back to Fenway Park with a high profile game. Since principal owner John Henry purchased the team in 2002, the stadium has hosted several non-baseball events including the NHL Winter Classic, concerts and soccer games.
The last football game to be played at Fenway Park came on Dec. 1, 1968 when the Boston Patriots defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 33-14.
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