1951 : Notre Dame Plays Its First Night Football Game at Briggs Stadium in Detroit

October 5, 2021 all-day

On October 5, 1951, the University of Notre Dame played its first night game ever when Frank Leahy’s Fighting Irish routed the University of Detroit 48-6 under the lights at Briggs Stadium.

Source : Bill Dow, “Remembering the Football Greats and Gridiron History at the Tiger Stadium Site”, Detroit Athletic Company, May 9, 2015.

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