Football Facility Tours
Guests who come to campus on home football weekends have special opportunities to get a sneak peek inside some of the areas that are usually exclusive to Notre Dame football players and coaches only. Both the Friday Tunnel Tour and Saturday’s LaBar Practice Field Open House are free and open to the public. Come get a taste of just what it’s like to wear the gold helmets and call yourself a Notre Dame football player.
Friday Tunnel Tour
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Football Fridays (except during team walk-throughs)
Since 1931, every Notre Dame football team has walked down the same tunnel, to the same field before every home football game. On Fridays of football weekends, Game Day Operations and Athletics is proud to give every Irish fan the opportunity to walk the same fabled walk every Irish player has taken for the past 80 years. Come experience the North Tunnel of Notre Dame Stadium, take pictures with the field in the background, and feel the echoes waiting to be awoke.
Free and open to the public.
All fans can now get an insider look at one of the most historic, tradition laden and iconic venues in athletics with a tour of Notre Dame Stadium. Listen to ushers tell the history of the stadium as you walk the concourse. Take in the expansive campus view from the press box. Walk the Notre Dame locker room, touch the Play Like a Champion sign, and step on the field! Enjoy the hour long tour for only $10.00 per person.
Non-home football weeks: Mondays – Saturdays at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm (non-home football Monday tours begin September 9th)
Home Football weeks: Tours will run Monday-Wed at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm. Thursday at 10:00am and 12:00pm.
There will not be a 3:00pm and 5:00pm tour on home football Thursdays. There will be no stadium tours on home football Fridays or Saturdays.
Due to availability, not all areas may be accessible on every tour.
Tours are $10 per person. Weekday tour tickets may only be purchased on the day of the tour at the Murnane Family Ticket Office located inside the main entrance of Purcell Pavilion starting at 8:30am. Saturday tour tickets must be purchased on the day of the tour at the football stadium ticket window #1 starting at 9:30am. Tickets are sold until 15 minutes prior to each tour on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out. Future tour dates are not available for purchase.
Weekday tours begin in the Rosenthal Atrium (Main Entrance) in the Purcell Pavilion. Saturday tours begin in front of the football stadium ticket windows. Tours begin promptly at the designated time and run for approximately one hour. Tours are limited to a maximum of 35 people. Children 3 & under do not require a ticket. Cameras are allowed on the tour.
Private tours for groups of 17 or more are available for $12 per person. Tours must be requested at least 10 days prior to desired tour date by emailing email@example.com with the following information: group contact name, phone number, group size, desired date and time of tour. No tours are conducted on home football Saturdays, and are subject to date and venue availability.
For any questions please call the ticket office at 574-631-7356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday LaBar Practice Field Open House
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Football Saturdays*
Due to the great generosity of the LaBar family, Notre Dame Football opened a brand new outdoor practice facility prior to the 2008 season. With three neighboring fields (two FieldTurf, one natural grass), LaBar Fields are the gem of college football practice facilities. Come visit where the Irish football team prepares each week and view the nationwide benchmark for football practice facilities.
The LaBar Practice Fields are located just south of the Gugliemino Football Complex.
*LaBar Practice Field will not be open to the public on the Saturday of USC weekend