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Game Day

Notre Dame Stadium




Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

August 27, 2015

Effective for the 2015 season:

As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame will continue to enforce the stadium bag policy for fans. Notre Dame strongly encourages fans to not bring ANY type of bags to the stadium.

Policy Details


  • ALL backpacks, duffel bags, and tote bags will NOT be allowed in the stadium.
  • ALL other small bags are subject to inspection at the stadium gates upon entrance.
  • Diaper bags and medical device bags will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.
  • Blankets, coats, ponchos, and other similar items will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.

We are taking every possible step to ensure minimal disruption or delay to stadium guests. Personal property and privacy will be respected at all times. We appreciate our fans’ cooperation and patience.

Player Walk

August 26, 2015


See the Irish before they enter the stadium!

Line the path and cheer on your Fighting Irish as they prepare to take on the Longhorns on Saturday, September 5th. Coach Kelly and the Irish football team will walk from from the Gug to the Hesburgh Library, then proceed south toward the Stadium, and enter the house that Rockne built through the Tunnel gates. Click here to see the route of the player walk.

The Player Walk on September 5th vs.Texas will begin at 5:15pm. Plan ahead to get a spot along the route.

Tailgating for ND vs. Texas

August 25, 2015

Are you prepared for tailgating?


As the team prepares for game day with Texas on September 5th, fans from all over will prepare to make their way to Notre Dame to spend the day tailgating on campus. As you begin to pack your cars, RV’s, and buses with all the essentials for the day make sure you know what to bring and what not to bring.

Here are a few important things to know about tailgating before you pack up for Game Day to make your day is enjoyable:

Where to Go:
Plan ahead check out the different parking areas available around campus. Whether you have a parking pass or not, be sure to follow the signage to your destination lot. If you are traveling with multiple cars make sure everyone arrives at the same time, as holding adjacent spots for others is not allowed. Be sure that each car has a parking pass, as one pass permits one vehicle into the lot.

What to Wear:
Depending on the weather, sunscreen, ponchos and layers can be important items to pack on Game Days! Check the weather before heading to campus so you’re prepared for the day.

Tailgating Prohibited Items:

When planning for your tailgate, please note the following is NOT permitted:

  • Charcoal Grills
  • Deep Fryers
  • Propane Cylinders larger then 20lbs
  • Amplified Sound – Speakers that stand alone, are excessively loud, or are connected to an amplifier
  • Open flames (i.e. fire pits)
  • Kegs
  • Box trucks, motorcycles, over-sized vans
  • Stakes
  • While on the campus of Notre Dame, selling of items is not permitted

Safety and security rules will be strictly enforced and violators may be revoked for failing to comply. Future ticket privileges may be revoked.

Permitted Items:

  • Propane grills are permitted, but gas cylinders must be under 20lbs.
  • Tents

Have Fun!

At the end of the day, you’re there for one simple reason – to enjoy Game Day! You take care of packing the car and grilling the burgers. Our Guest Services team, parking staff, police officers, and University staff will take care of the rest!

In Case of Emergency

In the event of an emergency, let a uniformed security officer or lot supervisor know right away. Notre Dame Security Police can be reached at (574) 631-5555, or you can also text IRISH and the issue to 69050.

We also encourage that if you see something, say something! If something raises your concern for any reason, please call or text to let us know and our Notre Dame Security Police will look into the situation right away. Our staff is ready to help and they are only one call or text away!

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