Notre Dame released a series of photos today of the Shamrock Series uniforms to be worn at the September 25 Wisconsin game to be contested at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Uncharacteristically subtle when compared to years past, this years version has a traditional look but incorporates several styling touches that are said to represent the City of Chicago and the long history that ND has shared with Soldier Field.
ND first played a game in Soldier Field in 1924 and since then has played there 11 more times compiling a 10-0-2 all-time record.
The helmet, pants, shoulder and gloves honor the city of Chicago flag which features two stripes and four stars. The large block numerals are said to represent the “city of broad shoulders”.
The collar displays the ND program’s mission statement, “Graduating Champions”.
It would seem that this year’s “toned down” shamrock Series Uniform may have been a product of the widespread criticism that ND endured for it’s “pinstripe” uniform worn in the last Shamrock Series game which was played against Syracuse in 2018.
The Series, which is played on neutral sights most years since 2009, was created with the intention of taking Notre Dame to different areas of high alumni and fan concentration around the Nation.
Notre Dame is 9-0 in Shamrock Series games.