Country superstar Garth Brooks will play the first-ever music concert at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., it was announced Monday.
The date of the show has yet to be announced.
“Notre Dame stadium [established in 1930] has seen so many iconic moments! look forward to bringing a new kind of crazy to the party,” Brooks said via statement.
The country superstar joined famed former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz during a press conference Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brooks says a date hasn’t been set because organizers are waiting on the football team’s schedule to be finalized.
Holtz joked that fans wouldn’t always leave the stadium happy when he was coaching. But he says “they will definitely be happy when they leave the stadium after Garth Brooks.”
“It’s never been done before. And it’s our understanding that Garth loves to do things that haven’t been done before,” said Lee Sicinski, associate vice president for event management at Notre Dame. “To bring a historic event like a Garth Brooks concert to the stadium, it just gives you goose bumps.”
Brooks is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year (his sixth time so honored). He’s also a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and a two-time Grammy Award winner. His recent world tour with wife Trisha Yearwood played 79 cities including Chicago.
Contributing: Associated Press