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#NDinNYC: NYSE, 30 Rock, Yankee Stadium And Some Football

Dec 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EST

The Irish inched closer to the kick-off of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

On Thursday, the Irish began a busy day by taking a trip to the “Top of the Rock,” the highest point on the famed Rockefeller Center (30 Rock), home of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

While a majority of the Irish were taking in 30 Rock, the captains (TJ Jones, Zach Martin and Bennett Jackson) along with Coach Kelly were invited to the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell along with a trio of Rutgers players and Coach Flood.

After a quick stop at the hotel to get taped, the Irish headed to practice at the New York Football Giants facility in East Rutherford, N.J.

Unlike two days ago, the Irish were met with a surprise when they arrived at practice – two-time Super Bowl champion and Notre Dame alum Justin Tuck.

Tuck spoke with the squad for a few moments before Bennett Jackson broke down the team for the final time in his career to signify the official beginning of practice.

After practice the Irish headed back to the team hotel, only to be bogged down in NYC traffic.

Upon arriving back at the hotel, six players and the two coordinators (Denbrock and Cooks) did a quick change of clothes in preparation for the night’s press conference and banquet at Yankee Stadium.

After the press conference the Irish took in Yankee Stadium and were given a tour of the grounds, including Monument Park out in center field.

Once the tour and banquet at Yankee Stadium finished, Notre Dame headed back to the team hotel for some free time before heading to bed.

On Friday the Irish finally get to set foot on the Yankee Stadium turf after a tour of the 9/11 Memorial in the morning.

Stay tuned to the Strong & True blog and for continuing coverage of #NDinNYC.

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