Fighting Irish fans and 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. Both visiting the Guglielmino Complex and Friday Tunnel Tours are free and open to the public. Come get a taste of the history and tradition built by all of our Irish Greats!
Visit the Guglielmino Complex
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Football Fridays
The Guglielmino Complex provides the Notre Dame football team with one of the top facilities in the nation. Often referred to as "The Gug" (pronounced Goog), the state of the art facility houses the football practice week locker rooms, coaches' offices and meeting rooms in addition to enhanced sports medicine, strength and conditioning and weight room equipment areas for all Notre Dame student athletes. To top it off the Gug houses various awards won by former Irish greats, such as Heisman trophies.
On Football Fridays fans will have the opportunity to see these awards, as well as the National Championship trophy and other great Notre Dame memorabilia.
Only the areas featuring the trophies and National Championship banners will be open to the public with limited access.
The Gug is free and open to the public on Football Fridays. The Gug is located near the intersection of Leahy and Courtney Drives on campus.
Friday Stadium Tunnel Tours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Football Fridays
Since 1930, every Notre Dame football team has walked down the same tunnel on to the same field before every home football game since its inception during former head coach Knute Rockne's era.
On Fridays of football weekends, Game Day Operations and Athletics is proud to give every Irish fan and guests to the University the opportunity to walk the same fabled walk every Irish player has taken for the past 86 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.
Please note tours are not available during team walk-throughs, but will resume upon completion.
Tours begin at the Knute Rockne Gate at the north tunnel of Notre Dame Stadium, across from the Word of Life Mural featured at Hesburgh Library, commonly referred to as Touchdown Jesus.
The Football Friday Tours are free and open to the public and fans and guests have an opportunity to walk down the tunnel to the north end zone of the stadium.
Notre Dame Pep Rallies are hosted around campus on home game weekend Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. ET.
* Temple (Sept. 1) – outside the Rockne Memorial Building
* Georgia (Sept. 8) – Hesburgh Library Quad
* Miami (Sept. 29) – Eddy Street Commons
* USC (Oct. 20) – Hesburgh Library Quad
* North Carolina State (Oct. 27) – Purcell Pavilion
* Wake Forest (Nov. 3) – Compton Family Ice Arena
* Navy (Nov. 17) – Compton Family Ice Arena
For each outdoor rally, there also will be a band performing beginning at 5 p.m.
There is no admission charge and there are no tickets required for the rallies.