Fan Fest before ND vs Duke

Author: Ami Driscoll

The Notre Dame Fan Fest will be open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm for Saturday’s home football game versus Duke in the North Joyce Dome. Admission is free to the interactive fan event.  Our NFL-style Combine display allow fans to emulate the Irish by participating in the 40-yard dash, vertical leap, obstacle course, QB challenge and more! Fans will have the opportunity to visit our Video Game Lounge, enjoy our Social Media Lounge or work their way through the other displays within the Football Fan Fest for photo opportunities or collecting giveaways.

Throughout the day, there will be entertainment including an autograph session with former Notre Dame football players, Notre Dame videos and programming, and a visit by the Notre Dame cheerleaders and Leprechaun.  Fans can enjoy concessions and drinks provided by Levy Restaurants. The festivities will wrap up at 3:00 pm with the showing of the Notre Dame Football pre-game show on NBC and then the live broadcast of the game.


In 2016, ABC 57 will have two hours of exclusive live coverage from Notre Dame Football Fan Fest before each home game this season. The ABC 57 Saturday Kickoff from the Notre Dame Football Fan Fest will air from 10 AM to 12 PM.The broadcast will be live from Fan Fest at the North Joyce Dome, and will feature updates and insights on the games, players, coaches, pregame ceremonies, tailgates, visiting teams and campus activities. Plus viewers will get other critical game day status reports on parking, traffic and ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather.

Events & activities for the Duke game include:

ABC57 Saturday Kickoff Show - 10am - 12pm

Autograph session from 10:30am – 12:30pm with former Notre Dame greats:

  • Brian Smith (10:30am - 11:30am)

  • Reggie Brooks (10:30am - 11:30am

  • Tony Rice (10:30am - 11:30am)

  • Corey Mays (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Notre Dame Cheerleaders  & Leprechaun - 11:50am - 12:35pm

Various football skills challenge games, video lounge and multiple photo opportunities.

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