Notre Dame will play in an intimate setting Saturday night against Wake Forest.
The Demon Deacon's 31,500-seat BB&T Field is the smallest stadium the Irish have played in since they traveled to the Great Lakes Navel Training Center in 1945. The venue had 23,000-seating capacity.
Even though the venue will be smaller than normal, receiver Michael Floyd said he doesn't think the atmosphere will be any different from any other road trip.
"I think it's still going to sound the same as playing in front of 80,000, 100,000 people," Floyd said Wednesday. "It's a huge game against Notre Dame, and I think they are going to be ready for us and the crowd is going to be ready and it's going to be an exciting environment."
The excitement level at Wake Forest will be helped by an 8 p.m. kickoff. It is the fourth of a program record six night games this season.
Notre Dame is 1-2 in night games this year with losses at Michigan and at home against USC. The Irish defeated Purdue on the road.
Notre Dame will also play night games against Maryland and Stanford this season.
Coach Brian Kelly said he doesn't think the late kickoff times affect his team.
"I think we've got a locked in protocol," Kelly said Wednesday. "I think the way we schedule out our players that they are really comfortable with the schedule. They know what to expect on a Saturday. They are not looking around, finding out what are we going to do today? They know the schedule and routine.
"I think the first game you are always worried about it, but we played well against Michigan until the very end. So I don't think it affected us."