Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

2016 Blue Gold Spring Game

As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame will continue to enforce its 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.

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.

Football Saturdays at Notre Dame are among the most pure and enjoyable experiences in all of sports. The University works to keep the parking lots and tailgating areas entertaining and enjoyable for all Irish fans and visitors.

In order to create a safe and fan friendly environment for all Notre Dame stadium guests, ALL bags are subject to inspection at each of the gates upon entrance.

Prohibited Bags


Policy Details

Backpacks, duffel bags, and tote bags are NOT permitted in the stadium.
ALL items subject to inspection upon entrance, NOT LIMITED TO
Diaper & Medical bags, blankets, coats, and ponchos.

Prohibited Items

When planning for your visit, please note the following is NOT permitted inside Notre Dame Stadium:

  • Backpacks, duffle bags, or tote bags
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Food or beverage
  • Smoking, tobacco or e-cigarettes (St. Joseph County ordinance)
  • Large containers/coolers
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Opened water bottles or other drinking containers
  • Stadium chairs or seat backs unless needed for medical reasons with documentation
  • The throwing of any object at any time
  • Signs or banners
  • Strollers
  • Artificial noise makers
  • Selfie Sticks

Please Note: The University prohibits any use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or Drones, on campus. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the operation of any UAS within a 5 mile radius of an airport. Given the University’s proximity to the South Bend International Airport (SBN), any use of UAS on campus is strictly prohibited.

Permitted Items

When planning for your visit, please note the following is permitted inside Notre Dame Stadium:

  • Unopened, sealed water bottles
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras and limited use of camcorders
  • Cell phones and pagers
  • Radios
  • Blankets
  • Rain apparel
  • Umbrellas

Please Note: Cameras, camcorders, and umbrellas are allowed as long as they do not compromise the view of others.

Other Rules to Note

  • While on the campus of Notre Dame, selling of items is not permitted.
  • Tailgating and alcohol is prohibited on the central part of campus.
  • Safety and security rules will be strictly enforced and violators may be removed for failing to comply. Future ticket privileges may be revoked.

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ND-Texas Football Game

Moved to Sept. 4

By John Heisler


The University of Notre Dame’s 2016 season-opening football game against Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, has been moved to an exclusive, primetime window on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Originally slated for Saturday, Sept. 3, the game now will be played at night. The exact kickoff time and television details will be announced in weeks to come.

“A game of the magnitude of Notre Dame-Texas, played on the opening weekend of the college football season, deserves a special place on the Labor Day sports calendar.


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Blue Gold Run Club

Registration is OPEN!


Join Game Day Operations and the Notre Dame Triathlon Team for Game Day Run Club on Saturday, April 16th for a guided, scenic running tour of campus prior to the annual spring Blue Gold game.

The run will begin at 8:00 AM ET, with check-in opening at 7:30 AM at Gate 3 of the north dome at the Joyce Center. Runners will divide into pace groups to head out for a beautiful run through Notre Dame’s historic campus. Along the run, participants will see a variety of campus highlights, including the Golden Dome, the Basilica, the Grotto, South Quad, Library Quad, Athletics facilities, campus lakes, and more! Runs will last between 30 minutes and 45 minutes, adjusting to each group’s pace. After the run, participants will return to the north dome of the Joyce Center to retrieve their belongings and enjoy post-run treats before heading out to enjoy Game Day!

Participants may park in the C-1 Lot or Bulla Lots.

Registration is OPEN!

Be sure to check back on our website and on our Twitter page for more information while planning your trip to campus and leading up to Blue Gold.

Schedule of events during the Blue Gold weekend is available to help plan your time on campus!

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Men's Swimming NCAA Championship

Keys To the Meet: Men’s NCAA Championship

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame men’s swimming program sent several team members to Atlanta, Georgia, this week for the 2016 NCAA Championship. The meet will be held March 23-26 at the McAuley Aquatic Center, on the campus of Georgia Tech.

Swimming prelims start at 10 a.m. ET and continue throughout the day. Wednesday’s final session, Thursday’s swimming (prelims and finals), and Friday and Saturday morning swim sessions will be live-streamed on, while the finals sessions will be streamed through on Friday and Saturday. All finals sessions start at 6 p.m. ET. Full recaps from the meet will be posted on

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ND Fencing NCAA Championships

Keys To The Meet: NCAA Championships
Irish look to capture program’s ninth national title this weekend

March 23, 2016

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — A ninth NCAA title will be in the sights of the University of Notre Dame fencing program as the Irish send 12 competitors to compete for the national championship this weekend in Waltham, Massachusetts.

WHAT: NCAA Championships
WHERE: Gosman Sports and Convocation Center | Waltham, Mass.
WHEN: March 24-27, 2016
WATCH: Semifinals and Championships streamed on ESPN3

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The Fighting Irish in the Top 16

How Sweet It Is……

NCAA tourney time is here as March Madness unfolds and Notre Dame athletics are representing their teams and campus this Friday, March 25th in their respective sporting events in the Sweet 16 and the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. Be sure to support the teams and wish them the luck of the Irish! #WeAreND

Hockey versus Michigan

  • 5:30 PM ET
  • on ESPNU/WatchESPN
  • U.S. Bank Arena
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
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Men’s Basketball versus Wisconsin

  • 7:27 PM ET
  • on TBS
  • Wells Fargo Center
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Women’s Basketball versus Stanford

  • 9:30 PM ET
  • on ESPN
  • Rupp Arena
  • Lexington, Kentucky
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Go Irish!

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Notre Dame Game Day


As the Fighting Irish spring football practices are under way, fans and guests of the University are preparing for their fall football excursions to Notre Dame. Game Day Operations’ goal is to equip fans and guests with all the resources and information they are seeking while exploring their travel opportunities and how each want to devote their time while on campus.

In 2009, Game Day Operations was created and charged with overseeing all aspects of home football and Shamrock Series weekends. The Game Day Operations team recognizes how extraordinary the game weekend experience is for Irish fans and visiting guests and are committed to creating an unforgettable weekend for all those on campus each weekend. A crucial part of achieving this is through remarkable hospitality and guest services, providing information and resources, and inviting everyone to customize THEIR visit to campus by “Welcoming them to Notre Dame!”

In addition to our website dedicated to provide a one stop shop to ascertain everything that is Notre Dame for home football game weekends, Game Day updates are available at:

The football weekend experience at Notre Dame is among those most celebrated in college athletics. All involved are both proud of their work and committed to making the experience even better each season. Anyone with specific comments, concerns, or suggestions are invited to share them with the University by e-mailing us at or calling our toll-free automated voicemail system at: (877) ND1-FANS.

We look forward to seeing you on campus this fall during the 2016 home Irish football season!

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Blue Gold Game

Ticket Sales

Tickets for the Blue Gold Game go on sale today at 8:30am. General admission and reserved Gold seat tickets will be available for purchase. For further information, please visit the Murnane Family Ticket Office or call 574-631-7356.

The Blue Gold game will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 12:30pm in Notre Dame Stadium.

Stadium tours will also be available leading up to the game at select times, with the exception of Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16th.

For events and updates across campus, visit and follow us on Twitter @gamedayND!

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Camp Kelly

Spring Ball

The Fighting Irish are already preparing to take on the Texas Longhorns on September 3, 2016. The match up will take place at Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Irish defeated the Longhorns at home last season 38-3. A rivalry that began in 1913, the teams have faced each other eleven times with the Irish defeating the Longhorns nine of those eleven meetings. Get your first taste of Spring Ball 2016 here before the Blue Gold Game, Saturday, April 16 at 12:30 pm ET at Notre Dame Stadium. Blue Gold tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 10th at 8:30am.

Video Courtesy of Watch ND

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Blue Gold Ticket Sales

Annual spring game at Notre Dame Stadium


Tickets for the Blue Gold Game will go on sale Thursday, March 10th at 8:30am. General admission and reserved Gold seat tickets will be available for purchase. There will not be a brunch this year. For further information, please visit the Murnane Family Ticket Office or call 574-631-7356.

The Blue Gold game will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 12:30pm in Notre Dame Stadium.

Stadium tours will also be available leading up to the game at select times, with the exception of Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16th.

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Stadium Tours

Blue Gold Game Stadium Tours

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8th at 8:30am for Notre Dame football stadium tours during the Blue Gold Football Game week. The Blue Gold game will begin at 12:30pm ET on Saturday, April 16th at Notre Dame Stadium.

Thursday, April 14th: Tours will take place at 10:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 12:30pm.

Friday and Saturday, April 15th and 16th: No Tours will be offered.

For updates, please visit Additional Game Day and weekend updates are available at or @gamedayND on Twitter.

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2016 Notre Dame Football Travel Packages

Anthony Travel Announces Fan Travel Packages


Anthony Travel has been the official Notre Dame travel partner since 1991. In anticipation of the 2016 Notre Dame Football season, Fan Travel Packages are now available to support and cheer for the Fighting Irish!

There are classic rivalry and first time opponent games that will take place in Notre Dame Stadium, along with incredible away game locations to visit, and The Shamrock Series Weekend in San Antonio. Home and away travel packages offer hotel accommodations, a game ticket, and more. Here is an opportunity to have the complete Notre Dame Football experience with fellow Irish fans!

Additional information can be found at!


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Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.


February 26th marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C,. He passed at the age of 97 and his life and memory was honored and celebrated on Notre Dame’s campus and beyond in March 2015. As we continue to remember, honor, and celebrate the President emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, where he served for 35 years, our campus and community will host special events in Fr. Ted’s honor.

WNIT will air the television program “Requiem for a Legend: Remembering Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.,” at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 21 and again at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26.

All are invited to attend the Father Hesburgh Memorial Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 26 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Music will be performed by the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir, Folk Choir, Celebration Choir, Basilica Schola, and Coro Primavera. Words of remembrance will also be offered by Rev. Austin Collins, C.S.C., religious superior of Congregation of Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame and a longtime friend of Father Hesburgh. The free concert will be streamed live online here.

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