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Louisville Weekend Update

November 22, 2014

Weather-Related Game Weekend Changes

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This post will be updated periodically to inform fans about weather-related game weekend changes.

Last updated 11/21/14, 2:27 PM ET

  • White Field, Burke (North and South), and K lots have been plowed and will be open on Saturday, November 22nd. Lots open at 8:00 a.m.
  • LaBar Practice Field will be closed to the public on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • The Notre Dame Marching Band will not practice or step-off to the Pep Rally on Friday, November 21st. Step-off is still set to occur on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • Courtesy Carts will not begin operating until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • Courtesy Cart services have been suspended for Friday, November 21st.
  • The Pedal Cab service will not operate on Friday, November 21st, or Saturday, November 22nd.

Please check back for more updates and follow Game Day on Twitter for up-to-the-minute game weekend information. … Read More

Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

November 22, 2014

Effective for the 2014 season

As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame will institute a policy on bags and other items fans can bring into its football stadium on game days. Notre Dame strongly encourages fans to not bring ANY type of bags to the stadium.

Policy Details

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  • 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. … Read More

Louisville Game Day Parking

November 22, 2014

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Pay-to-Park

Lot Price Open Time Type
Bulla $30 8:00 AM Accessible
White Field $30 8:00 AM Accessible and General
Burke Golf Course* $40 8:00 AM General
Bus Lot (IP Lot, south of campus) $150 8:00 AM Bus
RV (Credit Union) $150 8:00 AM RV
*Only Burke South will be open for parking on ND vs. Louisville game day

Please reference the Game Day Parking Map for the location of all functioning Game Day parking lots, or use our interactive Campus Map

Accessible Parking: Accessible parking is located in the Bulla Lot, located off of Bulla Road, just west of Twyckenham Drive. Access the lot from Twckenham Dr., then west onto Bulla Road. A valid state issued placard or license plate is required. Shuttles will provide accessible transportation to and from Gate 4 of the Joyce Center for patrons parking in this lot from 8:00 AM until 1 hour after the game.

Bus Parking: Bus parking has moved from the area between Gate 8 and 10 of the Joyce Center to Innovation Park. From SR 933, turn east onto Angela Blvd, proceed past Eddy Street (you’ll see new construction on the right), past the Fairfield Inn and Eddy Street town-homes, and toward University’s Innovation Park building on your right hand side. It is immediately across the street from the University’s track and field facility. Bus parking fee is $150 per game for the 2014 season and is available to purchase the day of the game. Parking passes for buses are not available to purchase in advance.

RV Parking: RV parking is located in and around the lots surrounding the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. Access to these lots are from the south round-a-bout on Douglas Road, west to St. Joseph’s Drive, then north to the lots. Parking Services staff will cashier and assist with parking. RV parking fee is $150 per game for the 2014 season and is available to purchase the day of the game. Parking passes for RVs are not available to purchase in advance.

White Field Shuttle Buses: Run to and from the lot beginning at 8:00 AM. At least one bus will run throughout the entire game. Post-game buses will run until all lines are gone.

Reserved Parking

Lot Designation Open Time
Joyce Handicapped J Lot 8:00 AM
Joyce J Lot 8:00 AM
Library L Lot 8:00 AM
IP Grass K Lot 8:00 AM
Bookstore Bookstore Lot 8:30 AM

Parking Regulations

Overnight parking is prohibited in ALL Game Day parking lots.

All vehicles must vacate the parking lots three hours after the game’s conclusion. Any vehicles remaining will be towed.

Tailgating policies are in effect for all lots.

Traffic

Be sure to follow @ndtraffic for up to date traffic reports from the Indiana State Police on game days.

Please review the Post-Game Traffic Routes* when planning your departure from campus. … Read More

A Place of Peace: The Grotto

November 21, 2014

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The Grotto at Notre Dame is one of the most breathtaking places in America. This replica of the Grotto of Our Lady in Lourdes, France, has become a very popular devotional location on campus. With more than 225,000 candles lit per year, people of all faiths travel to find peace in this place of quiet reflection. When asked how many visitors the grotto has each year Basilica Sacristan John Zack replied, “We have never kept a count of how many visitors come to the Grotto each year. It’s really impossible. I do know that I’ve been through there at all hours of the day and night, in all kinds of weather and, more than likely, there is someone down there praying.”

On home football weekends, fans come from all across the country to light a candle and say a quick prayer at this holy site. “We use approximately 7200 of the glass candles, but due to the limited space for those, we have started this year putting out smaller candles so more people have a chance to light a candle” says, Zack.

It is difficult, in fact, to find a Notre Dame faithful who does not possess at least one memory of the Grotto’s silent beauty. “For a sports fan, visiting Notre Dame for a football weekend is like a pilgrimage. You go there to be a part of something bigger. To be a part of the tradition. To be a part of history. But there’s something more, something higher involved. Hard to explain, but when you’re here, whether you’re religious or not, I think you can feel it. No football weekend would be complete without a visit to this peaceful shrine that sits in the shadow of the Golden Dome.”

Be sure to complete your weekend on campus by spending a few quiet moments at one one of the beautiful wonders of the University of Notre Dame, The GrottoRead More

Louisville Weekend Update

November 21, 2014

Weather-Related Game Weekend Changes

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This post will be updated periodically to inform fans about weather-related game weekend changes.

Last updated 11/21/14, 2:27 PM ET

  • White Field, Burke (North and South), and K lots have been plowed and will be open on Saturday, November 22nd. Lots open at 8:00 a.m.
  • LaBar Practice Field will be closed to the public on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • The Notre Dame Marching Band will not practice or step-off to the Pep Rally on Friday, November 21st. Step-off is still set to occur on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • Courtesy Carts will not begin operating until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • Courtesy Cart services have been suspended for Friday, November 21st.
  • The Pedal Cab service will not operate on Friday, November 21st, or Saturday, November 22nd.

Please check back for more updates and follow Game Day on Twitter for up-to-the-minute game weekend information. … Read More

Wake Up The Echoes

November 20, 2014

Stadium Tunnel Tour

Fans at the Notre Dame Stadium Tunnel Walk

Since 1931, every Notre Dame football team has walked down the same tunnel before every home football game. Every Irish fan has the opportunity to walk the same fabled walk every Irish player has taken for the past 81 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.

The Notre Dame Stadium tunnel tour will be open from 10:00am until 5:00pm … Read More

Golden Notes: Trumpets Under the Dome

November 20, 2014

For everyone here in the Game Day office, we feel a home game coming as soon as the clock hits zero on the previous weekend’s game. However, for everyone else in here in the Dome, they feel a game weekend arrive at 4:00 PM on Friday when hundreds of fans fill the rotunda of the Main Building to catch the Notre Dame Trumpets play under the Dome.

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Fans fill the rings of the third and fourth floors of the Dome to look down at the Trumpets on the second floor as they play the Alma Mater and the Victory March. It’s a great way to welcome fans and the arrival of a Notre Dame Football weekend.

Coming to campus this weekend? Be sure to catch the trumpets today, Friday, November 21st at 4:00 PM. Can’t make it? Catch “Trumpets Under the Dome” on Saturday, November 22nd at 2:30 PM. For this performance, the Trumpets will line the third and fourth floors of the Main Building, so grab a great viewing spot on the second floor.

Click here for a full list of activities for the November 21st – 23rd game weekendRead More

ND vs. Louisville Pep Rally

November 19, 2014

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The Notre Dame-Louisville football pep rally on Friday, November 21st, will be in the North Dome of the Joyce Center on the University of Notre Dame campus. Doors will open at 5 p.m. EDT with the rally beginning at 5:45 p.m. As always, the rally is free and open to the public.

Fans can look forward to an appearance by the Notre Dame Football team and Coach Kelly. The Notre Dame Marching Band, Leprechaun and cheerleaders will also be in the house to help cheer on the Irish. Plus, we will be celebrating our seniors as they prepare to play in their last home game at Notre Dame.

Come out and support Coach Kelly and the 2014 Fighting Irish as they get ready to take the field against Louisville this Saturday. … Read More

Louisville Game Day Parking

November 19, 2014

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Pay-to-Park

Lot Price Open Time Type
Bulla $30 8:00 AM Accessible
White Field $30 8:00 AM Accessible and General
Burke Golf Course* $40 8:00 AM General
Bus Lot (IP Lot, south of campus) $150 8:00 AM Bus
RV (Credit Union) $150 8:00 AM RV
*Only Burke South will be open for parking on ND vs. Louisville game day

Please reference the Game Day Parking Map for the location of all functioning Game Day parking lots, or use our interactive Campus Map

Accessible Parking: Accessible parking is located in the Bulla Lot, located off of Bulla Road, just west of Twyckenham Drive. Access the lot from Twckenham Dr., then west onto Bulla Road. A valid state issued placard or license plate is required. Shuttles will provide accessible transportation to and from Gate 4 of the Joyce Center for patrons parking in this lot from 8:00 AM until 1 hour after the game.

Bus Parking: Bus parking has moved from the area between Gate 8 and 10 of the Joyce Center to Innovation Park. From SR 933, turn east onto Angela Blvd, proceed past Eddy Street (you’ll see new construction on the right), past the Fairfield Inn and Eddy Street town-homes, and toward University’s Innovation Park building on your right hand side. It is immediately across the street from the University’s track and field facility. Bus parking fee is $150 per game for the 2014 season and is available to purchase the day of the game. Parking passes for buses are not available to purchase in advance.

RV Parking: RV parking is located in and around the lots surrounding the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. Access to these lots are from the south round-a-bout on Douglas Road, west to St. Joseph’s Drive, then north to the lots. Parking Services staff will cashier and assist with parking. RV parking fee is $150 per game for the 2014 season and is available to purchase the day of the game. Parking passes for RVs are not available to purchase in advance.

White Field Shuttle Buses: Run to and from the lot beginning at 8:00 AM. At least one bus will run throughout the entire game. Post-game buses will run until all lines are gone.

Reserved Parking

Lot Designation Open Time
Joyce Handicapped J Lot 8:00 AM
Joyce J Lot 8:00 AM
Library L Lot 8:00 AM
IP Grass K Lot 8:00 AM
Bookstore Bookstore Lot 8:30 AM

Parking Regulations

Overnight parking is prohibited in ALL Game Day parking lots.

All vehicles must vacate the parking lots three hours after the game’s conclusion. Any vehicles remaining will be towed.

Tailgating policies are in effect for all lots.

Traffic

Be sure to follow @ndtraffic for up to date traffic reports from the Indiana State Police on game days.

Please review the Post-Game Traffic Routes* when planning your departure from campus. … Read More

Here To Help: NDFD

November 18, 2014

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NDFD Mission Statement:The University of Notre Dame Fire Department (NDFD) is dedicated to the preservation of life and property and to the promotion of fire safety through public education, inspections and fire protection system maintenance.

The Notre Dame Fire Department is America’s first University fire department and has served the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College, Holy Cross College and surrounding areas since 1879. Serving three colleges, 15,000 citizens, and a population that swells to over 100,000 during a football game, the demands are high on the Notre Dame Fire Department.

Members of the University of Notre Dame Fire Department devote a significant portion of their lives by working 24 hours shifts to safeguard the Notre Dame Community. “Everybody in the firehouse wants to be here, they are excited to make a difference. So the sacrifice is part of our calling,” says Assistant Chief Tim Hoeppner.

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As a full service safety agency, NDFD is a vital component of the University’s mission to provide a safe environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. NDFD has evolved from volunteers responding to ringing alarms to a professional department that seeks to prevent fires through public education, fire code inspections and fire protection system maintenance. “We are trained and equipped to respond to the 1300 calls for service we receive annually” says Fire Chief Bruce Harrison. The modern day Notre Dame Fire Department has 16 full time firefighters. The chief, assistant chief, and two fire protection technician/firefighters work weekdays while the three rotating 24 hour shifts are each staffed with a captain, a lieutenant, and two firefighter/emergency medical technicians. Thirty part-time firefighters are used for shift vacancies, football games and other special events.

Click here to view the full 2014 NDFD roster

When asked about the preparation for a home football weekend, Fire Chief Bruce Harrison explains his group is excited for the opportunity to serve the University. "We prepare every day as if it were a game day and everyone here takes pride in being a part of the game day experience. To be there when we are needed, to direct, or interact…whatever we are called to do. We are an enthusiastic group that takes pride in having a plan and executing. However, we don’t service our community alone during football weekends. Groups like the South Bend Fire Department, Clay Fire Department, and the F.A.S.T. team inside the stadium are monumental to our success. Notre Dame is very large city on Game Day and without the added assistance of these individuals, some of whom are volunteers, it would almost be impossible to efficiently respond to all of the requests. " These efforts have produce great results, including a less than 2.2 minute average response time and a reputation of skilled and compassionate service.

NDFD is an important part of the Notre Dame family. “It’s amazing how many people stop by the firehouse on game day to say hello, and we appreciate every single one of them. At the end of the day we are here to serve and protect our community and that is what we live by. To have the opportunity to wear the Blue and Gold Maltese Cross, it’s truly an honor” says Harrison.

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On a football weekend it is more than fitting to celeberate those who are of service to our nation and communities. Without such individuals, enjoying a football game in a safe environment would not be possible. Each Game Day, be sure to take a moment and give thanks to the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our lives, homes and property. When you see firefighters on Game Day, and every day, be sure to thank them for their service, bravery, and sacrifice. … Read More