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Book Your Trip for the Shamrock Series Today

April 23, 2014

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Next season’s schedule is packed with ACC opponents, warm weather destinations and big games in NFL stadiums – and Anthony Travel can take you to all of them! Anthony Travel has created gameday travel packages and hotel options for fans wanting the ultimate Notre Dame football experience. Enjoy convenience, access to fan events, and the camaraderie of traveling with fellow Irish fans.

Anthony Travel, Inc. is proud to partner with the University of Notre Dame’s Athletic Department to offer official travel packages for the 2014 Shamrock Series game! Fan packages are now available and include accommodations at the official Notre Dame fan hotel, The Westin Indianapolis, which is conveniently located within walking distance to the stadium. There you will find a Anthony Travel Hospitality Desk that will assist you throughout the weekend. The travel package will include 2 nights in the hotel, admission to Notre Dame Alumni events, game ticket in the Notre Dame section and more!

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The Shirt 2014

April 23, 2014

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The Shirt 2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Project and thus to commemorate this milestone this year’s Shirt represents the past, present, and future of Notre Dame Football. The design includes the multiple members of the Notre Dame community and largely features the home of Irish Football – Notre Dame Stadium. The front design of The Shirt 2014, set against the dark blue heather fabric, is a graphic representation of the north entrance of the stadium. It is through this the entrance that the team and band enter the stadium after the players walk from the Hesburgh Library. The phrase on the front, “Then, Now, Forever,” sits atop the stadium recalling the legacy, present and future of Notre Dame Football. This phrase was originally coined by a student member of The Shirt Committee. The stadium is also featured on the back of The Shirt 2014, with the design vantage point set from on the field. From this perspective one sees the players preparing to run out of the tunnel through the band in their traditional ND formation. In the background students and fans fill the stadium seats, wearing The Shirt and cheering the team on by chanting, “WE ARE ND!”

The Shirt 2014 is a new 60/40 blend of Cotton and Polyester rather than previous 100% cotton shirts. The Shirt is produced by Alta Gracia, who also produced The Shirt in 2012 and 2013.

Join the Notre Dame family and purchase The Shirt 2014 today! … Read More

Synthetic Turf to be Installed in Notre Dame Stadium

April 15, 2014

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Artificial turf is coming to Notre Dame Stadium, home field for the University of Notre Dame football program, in time for the 2014 season.

Installation of a FieldTurf surface will begin following the University’s May 16-18 Commencement Weekend. A completion date of Aug. 15, 2014, is anticipated.

The addition of the artificial turf will provide greater consistency for the Irish squad, considering it already practices both outdoors and indoors on FieldTurf. In addition, annual Commencement events and impending Campus Crossroads Project construction make ongoing maintenance of a grass field more difficult.

“We had a strong predisposition to stay with a natural grass field,” says Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics Jack Swarbrick. "However, the reality is that in two of the last three seasons since we moved Commencement to the Stadium we have been unable to produce an acceptable playing surface. That, combined with the likely impacts of future construction at the Stadium, led me to conclude that we would continue to struggle to maintain a grass field that meets the expectations of our student-athletes and fans as it relates to appearance, performance and safety.

“Synthetic turf will assist our game preparation because our team will be able to play and practice on the same surface. We will also be able to utilize the Notre Dame Stadium field for practices on home football Fridays and other occasions, whereas that is currently unrealistic. Additionally, this change allows us to eliminate the risk to players posed by the asphalt perimeter that has to be maintained around our current field.”

Of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision programs in the Midwest and Northeast portions of the United States (states of Nebraska and Kansas and east; states of Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia and north), 37 of those 47 stadiums (.787) feature some form of artificial turf. That number includes all 13 Mid-American Conference facilities and 10 of 14 Big Ten Conference fields (including Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin). … Read More

Blue Beats Gold in Spring Game

April 15, 2014

Crowd of 27,986 enjoys 85th spring football celebration.

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Blue-Gold Parking

April 11, 2014

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For the 2014 Blue-Gold game on April 12 the following parking lots will be open for fans. All parking is FREE with no parking pass required. Lots will open at 8:00 a.m.

  • Joyce
  • Stadium
  • D2 – accessible parking with shuttle service
  • Innovation Park (IP)
  • White Field Lot – accessible parking with shuttle service

Please reference the Game Day Parking MapRead More

Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

April 11, 2014

Effective for Blue-Gold Game

As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame has adopted a new 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 as the new policy is implemented. … Read More

Book Your Trip for the Shamrock Series Today

April 09, 2014

anthonytravel_logo

Next season’s schedule is packed with ACC opponents, warm weather destinations and big games in NFL stadiums – and Anthony Travel can take you to all of them! Anthony Travel has created gameday travel packages and hotel options for fans wanting the ultimate Notre Dame football experience. Enjoy convenience, access to fan events, and the camaraderie of traveling with fellow Irish fans.

Anthony Travel, Inc. is proud to partner with the University of Notre Dame’s Athletic Department to offer official travel packages for the 2014 Shamrock Series game! Fan packages are now available and include accommodations at the official Notre Dame fan hotel, The Westin Indianapolis, which is conveniently located within walking distance to the stadium. There you will find a Anthony Travel Hospitality Desk that will assist you throughout the weekend. The travel package will include 2 nights in the hotel, admission to Notre Dame Alumni events, game ticket in the Notre Dame section and more!

For travel packages and additional information, please CLICK HERERead More

Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

April 08, 2014

Effective for Blue-Gold Game

As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame has adopted a new 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 as the new policy is implemented. … Read More

Notre Dame Collegiate Cycling Classic

April 08, 2014

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On April 13, 2014, the Notre Dame Cycling Classic will bring hundreds of cyclists from the MidWest Collegiate Cycling Conference to the edge of Notre Dame Campus for a day of incredible racing. The course will be just south of Eddy Street Commons. The Classic will feature a team time trial, road race, and criterium with the Start/ Finish Line located on Napoleon Street just east of Eddy Street.

This will be the 4th consecutive year for the Notre Dame Cycling Classic. This event will also act as a fundraiser for the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation. Donations will be collected at race registration during Sunday’s criterium and 10% of the race’s profit will benefit the Foundation. Food options will be available for those who are looking for a good Sunday brunch before or after their races. Parking will be available in the Eddy Street parking garage (there is a fee), the Notre Dame C lot, as well as Innovation Park. Come out and show your support for the Irish Cycling Team.

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Crit – New for 2014! A short, technical, 6-turn 0.6 mile course with new pavement through a developing neighborhood just a few blocks away from Notre Dame’s campus. … Read More

Strong and True: Spring Football 2014 preview

April 07, 2014

Premieres tonight at 6:30 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports Network.

Fighting Irish Digital Media’s newest production of Strong & True offers a behind-the-scenes seat at University of Notre Dame spring football practice. The half-hour show features Irish head coach Brian Kelly as he develops players on the Fighting Irish team in preparation for the April 12 Blue-Gold Spring Game and the 2014 Season.

Strong & True, produced in partnership with 3 Penny Films, also features exclusive access to Irish players Everett Golson, KeiVarae Russell, Corey Robinson and other Notre Dame student-athletes. It premieres tonight at 6:30 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports Network, and will re-air at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 11.

Go Irish! … Read More