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Safe in the Seat

July 28, 2015

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Game Day Introduces New Safety Initiative

Game Day Operations is committed to continually enhancing safety and security for all fans attending Notre Dame football games, especially for our youngest Fighting Irish fans!

As we look forward to the 2015 season, Game Day is proud to introduce Safe in the Seat , a program devised to speed the process of reuniting children (and others who may be vulnerable if separated from the people they are with) and guardians who become separated while attending football games by providing wristbands that can be customized with the child’s name, the guardian’s contact information, and the child’s seat location.

Upon entrance to the stadium, parents/guardians can obtain a Safe in the Seat wristband from one of five Guest Services booths located on the lower concourse at gates A, B, C, D, and E. Prior to games, wristbands can be obtained from NDSP officers patrolling the tailgating lots.

Guardians will be asked to complete the fields on the wristbands. In the event the child and guardian become separated, ushers and officers will use the information provided on the wristbands to reunite the child and guardian so they can continue to enjoy their game day.

Questions about the Safe in the Seat program? Email us at gameday@nd.eduRead More

Tickets go on sale to the public

July 20, 2015

Photo by Barbara Johnston/ University of Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, Indiana – University of Notre Dame football single-game tickets for most 2015 Irish home games go on sale exclusively exclusively online at 6 p.m. EDT July 23.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT July 24, tickets can be purchased in person at the Murnane Family Ticket Office (Gate 9 of Purcell Pavilion on the south side of the Joyce Center) and by phone (574-631-7356), as well as online.

Tickets are available for the following games: Sept. 19 vs. 2015 Orange Bowl champion Georgia Tech, Sept. 26 vs. Massachusetts, Oct. 10 vs. Navy and Nov. 14 vs. Wake Forest. All four of those games kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.

There are no tickets available for the Sept. 5 game vs. Texas, the Oct. 17 meeting with USC (both to be played in prime time at Notre Dame Stadium) and the Nov. 21 Shamrock Series contest with Boston College (to be played at Fenway Park in Boston).

In some instances, ticket inventory is extremely limited and may include only single tickets. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Purchase limits and service charges will apply. Follow the Notre Dame Ticket Office on twitter (@ndtix) for the latest ticket information as well as any ticket release announcements.

Irish fans can take advantage of the opportunity to register online for the football season-ticket wait list by visiting here. The standard $50 application fee will be waived until Aug. 15, 2015.

The Irish have played before sellout crowds at Notre Dame Stadium in 243 consecutive games. Every Notre Dame home game beginning with the final two home games in 1964 has been a sellout except one—a 1973 Thanksgiving Day game vs. Air Force that was moved for television. The Irish have played in front of sellouts in 291 of their last 292 home games.

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Blackhawks to return to Notre Dame for 2015-16 training camp

July 07, 2015

Annual Training Camp Festival to be held Monday, Sept. 21
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The Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that the team will return to the campus of the University of Notre Dame to open their 2015-16 training camp. For the third straight year, all Blackhawks practices will be held at Compton Family Ice Arena, beginning on Friday, Sept. 18, and running through Sunday, Sept. 20. The team will return to Chicago for its annual Training Camp Festival on Monday, Sept. 21. … Read More

Construction Zone

May 01, 2015

See the Campus Crossroads Project Progress

Click here to take a peek at the Campus Crossroads Project progress via various webcams around Notre Dame Stadium.

East Building

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South Building

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West Building

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The Shirt 2015: Golden Tradition

April 28, 2015

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This year’s design combines elements from several eras of Notre Dame football to encapsulate its “Golden Tradition,” the phrase that appears on the front of The Shirt 2015.

The Project’s goal this year was to balance Notre Dame’s historic success with its promising future. The front of The Shirt also features helmets from Notre Dame’s past and present, a helmet from the early 1960’s alongside the current shape of the helmets.

The back of The Shirt is a cross-era representation of Notre Dame football. From the script text to the old-school shamrocks and monogram, the design is linked to the history of Irish Football. The anonymous football player blends elements of the history of the program, including a familiar pose that recalls Notre Dame’s seven Heisman Trophy winners. The player carries this tradition into the future, as The Shirt boldly proclaims, “Here Come the Irish.”

Purchase your 2015 Shirt today!

Click here for more on Notre Dame’s famed “The Shirt” project.

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Announcing the Shamrock Spring Weekend

April 10, 2015

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Join Us to Celebrate Notre Dame’s Spring Sports

The University of Notre Dame is pleased to invite fans to campus for the free Shamrock Spring Weekend, as six Fighting Irish programs will compete in Atlantic Coast Conference play from April 17-19.

The Shamrock Spring Weekend features 10 events, highlighted by free admission to baseball’s three-game series against North Carolina State, softball’s Strikeout Cancer weekend versus Syracuse and the women’s lacrosse matchup with Louisville. Additionally, the Irish will host a trio of tennis matches, as the men take on Wake Forest and North Carolina State and the women battle Duke. Fans will have the opportunity to win giveaways throughout the weekend, including pizza from Papa John’s, Notre Dame aluminum water bottles and other Fighting Irish prizes.

The top-rated Irish men’s lacrosse squad also wraps up its home slate against North Carolina at 4 p.m. EDT Saturday, however that game already is sold out. In addition to the ACC action, the Irish men’s and women’s soccer programs will continue spring exhibition play.

The Blue-Gold spring football game will be played at 12:30 p.m. EDT Saturday at the LaBar Practice Complex. However, there are no tickets for that event available to the public. The NBC Sports Network will televise the Blue-Gold game live. Fans on campus can view the game on the video board in Purcell Pavilion.

Concessions and the Hammes Bookstore will be open in the Gate 4 parking lot, on the northeast corner of the Joyce Center.

Parking for these events is available free of charge in the Library, Bulla, Stadium and Joyce lots. Normal tailgating policies will be in effect.

A full schedule of weekend events can be found below. For more information, follow ND Athletics Marketing on Twitter (@GoIrish).

Friday, April 17, 2015
3:30 p.m. — #38 Men’s tennis vs. #13 Wake Forest
6:05 p.m. — Baseball vs. North Carolina State (ESPN3)

Saturday, April 18, 2015
12:30 p.m. — Blue-Gold spring football game (no public tickets available, NBCSN)
1 p.m. — Softball vs. Syracuse (WatchND)
1 p.m. — Women’s soccer vs. Michigan (spring exhibition)
2 p.m. — #38 Men’s tennis vs. #34 North Carolina State
2:05 p.m. — Baseball vs. North Carolina State (WatchND)
3 p.m. — Softball vs. Syracuse (WatchND)
4 p.m. — #1 Men’s lacrosse vs. #4 North Carolina* (ESPNU)

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Noon — Softball vs. Syracuse (WatchND)
Noon — #13 Women’s lacrosse vs. #11 Louisville (WatchND)
Noon — #31 Women’s tennis vs. #22 Duke
1 p.m. — Men’s soccer vs. Western Michigan (spring exhibition)
1:05 p.m. — Baseball vs. North Carolina State (WatchND)
2:30 p.m. — Men’s soccer vs. Valparaiso (spring exhibition)

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Spring Football Report: Volume I

March 30, 2015

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The Fighting Irish Prepare for 2015

On March 18th, the Notre Dame Football team tossed on their jerseys for their first spring practice of 2015. As the Irish took the field in Loftus Sports Complex at Notre Dame, they were joined by a number of new coaches including Autry Denson (Running Backs), Mike Sanford (Defensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks), Todd Lyght (Defensive Backs), Ketih Gilmore (Defensive Line). And while new coaches brought a new energy and tempo to the first practice, this was not the only excitement on day one.

On the offensive side of the ball, everyone is watching the battle for the starting Quarterback job. Although Everett Golson nabbed the first reps on the first day of practice, Malik Zaire remains a qualified candidate for the position. Both athletes are exemplifying the qualities of Notre Dame’s starting quarterback. Golson is noted for his accuracy, putting the football right where he wants it, regardless of distance. Zaire displays composure under pressure in the pocket and incredible athleticism when running the ball. The level competition between these two athletes will make this battle one to watch throughout the entire spring season.

On the defensive side of the ball, early-enrollee Jerry Tillery is turning heads. Already demonstrating his ability to use his hands to push through offensive linemen, Tillery will be one for Irish fans to watch over the course of the next several weeks and in the Blue-Gold game. Also on defense, cornerback Nick Watkins is grabbing some attention for his mental and physical speed.

Overall the entire Fighting Irish Football team is demonstrating great energy and excitement for the 2015 season, and they look forward to showing fans some off-season gains in the 2015 Blue-Gold game, which will be televised live on Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Keep up with Notre Dame Football on Twitter for spring ball highlights and stay tuned to gameday.nd.edu for more “Back at It: Spring Football Report” updates. … Read More

Another Top 15 Class for the Irish

February 05, 2015

The University of Notre Dame football roster will increase by 24 student-athletes for the 2015 season.

Twenty of those individuals signed national letters of intent yesterday—while four others enrolled at the University last month, began taking classes and will take part in Irish spring football drills.

The 24 new additions represent 13 states —four from Indiana, three from Illinois, Ohio, two from California, Florida, Nevada and Louisiana, plus one each from Texas, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Maryland, New Jersey and Tennessee.

As listed by group, Notre Dame adds 10 skill players, seven power players, six big skill players and one specialist. As listed by position, Notre Dame adds five defensive backs, five defensive linemen, four wide receivers, three linebackers, two running backs, two offensive linemen, one quarterback, one tight end and one kicker.

Let’s take a look at the Shamrock Soldiers individually:

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On the Eve of Signing Day

February 02, 2015

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Tomorrow marks what is arguably the most important day of the year for college football programs, as each high school senior being recruited will sign his National Letter of Intent. The Irish will look to fill their 2015 signing class by securing commitments from 25 high school seniors.

As the fax machine rings and letters roll in, @NDFootball will announce the latest commitments by prospective student-athletes — our newest Fighting Irish. The primary hashtag to follow to keep up with the conversation on Twitter is #ShamrockSoldiers15 .

UND.com and WatchND will bring you exclusive National Signing Day content throughout the afternoon hosted by Jack Nolan, Jac Collinsworth, and Mike Monaco. Coverage begins at noon EST and will include Coach Kelly’s press conference, a breakdown of all of the signees by position with Coach Kelly, and exclusive interviews with Assistant Coaches. Click here for more information about tomorrow’s broadcast. … Read More

The Campus Crossroads Project is Underway

January 22, 2015

From the beginning, Notre Dame has never let convention limit our dreams. Especially when there’s an opportunity for bold action.

The Campus Crossroads Project is a chance to maximize the potential of one of the most recognizable and centrally located buildings on campus: Notre Dame Stadium. Our commitment to providing an unsurpassed undergraduate experience drives this plan to bring academics, athletics, and student life together.

More than 750,000 square feet of teaching, research, and performance space. Student life and recreation facilities. Cutting-edge digital media resources. An enhanced gameday experience. The largest building project in our history. This is how Notre Dame plans to awaken a sleeping giant and infuse it with life and learning every day of the year. This is our unconventional dream.

Visit crossroads.nd.edu for more information. … Read More