If it’s good enough for the Pope, then certainly it should be good enough for the Notre Dame University Fighting Irish football team. The...

If it’s good enough for the Pope, then certainly it should be good enough for the Notre Dame University Fighting Irish football team.

The storied college football team is in talks to play a game at the new Yankee Stadium, possibly in 2013 or perhaps before, according to the New York Times and ESPN. One possible opponent is Army in 2013 for the 100th anniversary of their head-to-head match-ups.

Whether the stadium will host college football games is unknown, but the two sides have begun preliminary talks and both reportedly appear to like the idea. Years ago, the old Yankee Stadium hosted New York Giants games, among others.

“We’ve been in contact with Yankee Stadium and asked and inquired,” Jack Swarbrick, athletic director for Notre Dame, told the Times. “We will be discussing games with them, but we haven’t entered into any substantive discussions.”

Depending on whether the home team makes the playoffs in October, baseball stadiums largely sit silent during the fall and winter months, which partially explains why some, such as Chicago’s Wrigley Field and possibly Boston’s Fenway Park, have hosted NHL Winter Classic hockey games.