Fan Fest Before ND vs Nevada

Author: Ami Driscoll


NEVADA (9/10)

The Notre Dame Fan Fest will be open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm for Saturday’s home football game versus Nevada 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 Nevada game include:

ABC57 Saturday Kickoff Show - 10am - 12pm

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

  • Reggie Brooks (10:30am - 11:30am)

  • Shane Walton (10:30am - 11:30am)

  • Trevor Robinson (11:30am - 12:30pm)

  • Kerry Neal (11:30pm - 12:30pm)

Notre Dame Cheerleaders  & Leprechaun - 11:30am - 12:00pm

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

Promotional partner displays:

  • ABC57 News

  • Comcast

  • Notre Dame Game Day

  • Gatorade

  • Meijer

  • Leep Varsity Shop

  • Norfolk Southern

  • Notre Dame Ticket Office

  • Papa John’s


Team Notre Dame:

Notre Dame Athletics would like to thank Team Notre Dame partners: Coca-Cola, Under Armour, and Gatorade, as well as Delta Air Lines – proud to be the official airline of Notre Dame Athletics, Bank of America, Canon, and Nissan for supporting the Notre Dame Football Fan Fest today.

Xfinity Social Media Lounge:

Check out the Xfinity Social Media Lounge over by Gate 2, where you can check out today’s other football game action, join the social conversation via Twitter and Facebook, and learn more about the X1 Platform that is revolutionizing the way that you watch live sports! The Xfinity Social Media Lounge – open right now over by Gate 2.

Bank of America Coin:

Fans -- for every home game this year, Fighting Irish Media in partnership with Bank of America is auctioning off the official game coin used on the field! You have the opportunity to add this one-of-a-kind keepsake to your Irish collection by logging onto to

Take home the game coin and add it to your collection, thanks to the folks at Bank of America. Visit today!


Thirsty? Grab some Gatorade from any of our six Gatorade hydration stations that are located throughout the Fan Fest. Thanks to Team Notre Dame partner Gatorade for donating this new feature this season in the Notre Dame Football Fan Fest.

Leep Varsity Shop:

The Leep Varsity Shop has made its way from over in Purcell Pavilion and is ready to help you shop for the most popular Notre Dame apparel. Under Armour team gear, 2016’s version of The Shirt, and a wide variety of official Notre Dame merchandise is waiting for you right here at the Notre Dame Experience.

Notre Dame Game Day:

Have a question about the activities that make up a Notre Dame Football weekend here in South Bend? Visit with the folks from Notre Dame Game Day to get all the info you need. And as always, you can visit them at or on Twitter @gamedayND!

Notre Dame Ticket Office:

Some great Notre Dame Fighting Irish teams are starting their seasons and others are just about to begin. The Notre Dame Ticket Office has staff here today to help you plan out an evening of fun here on campus. Be sure to stop by their display near the main entrance to learn more about the various tickets that are available. Also, you can visit them online at


Food Court:

The Notre Dame Experience Food Court is open for business and features a wide variety of food and beverages for you to enjoy. Concession style food is available for all to enjoy! Also – all adults 21 and over can stop by the Beer Garden for a crisp, refreshing beverage throughout the day. Please remember – enjoy and drink responsibly.


Irish Upgrades

Upgrade your game day experience with Irish Upgrades! Enjoy a press box tour and a bird’s eye view of the player walk, seat upgrades, post-game field access, and much more! Learn how you can upgrade your game day at


Fans, don’t miss the excitement this season at Purcell Pavilion and Compton Family Ice Arena! Tickets are on sale now for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and hockey. Get your tickets at

Men’s Soccer:

Notre Dame vs. Connecticut

Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 PM @ Alumni Stadium

With wins against UC Irvine, New Mexico, #22 Cal and #15 Stanford, Notre Dame has started the season 4-0. Come support your undefeated and NUMBER ONE ranked Fighting Irish men’s soccer team take on the Huskies Tuesday night at Alumni Stadium!

Brian Kelly Radio Show Presented by the experts at

Thursday, September 15th, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM @ O’Rourke’s Public House

Address: Eddy Street Commons, 1044 E Angela Blvd #103, South Bend, IN 46617

Come listen to your Fighting Irish head football coach, Brian Kelly, discuss Notre Dame’s upcoming game against the Michigan State Spartans, Thursday night at 7:30 PM at O’Rourke’s Public House in Eddy Street Commons.


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