For the fifth time in program history, The University of Notre Dame is headed to the Fiesta Bowl for the postseason game. Notre Dame (10-2) will meet B1G representative Ohio State (11-1) in the 45th annual BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at 11:00 a.m. MT (1:00 p.m. ET) on Friday, January 1, 2016, in the 63,400-seat University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. There will be a number of events throughout the area.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
- Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore on The Road will be available at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the Tribal A & B Room from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Hospitality Desk will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
- Notre Dame Service Project with The Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Notre Dame Club of Phoenix, is hosting a service project to support Andre House of Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A mission-centered ministry of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Andre House is a hands-on ministry to people who are low-income and homeless, serving over 200,000 on-site meals per year.
1. Volunteers will assist guests of Andre House and St. Vincent de Paul with laundry, clothing donation, meal prep and service, deep cleaning, and other tasks as needed. All volunteers need to wear closed toed shoes. Children 13 years and older are welcome.
2. Bus transportation will be provided from the Kierland Westin Hotel and Biltmore Hotel.
Pick up at Kierland Westin at the Spa Circle just to the right of the main entrance. Pickup: 8:00 a.m. and return: 2 p.m.
Pick Up at Biltmore at the Conference Center drive entrance, directly to the left of the lobby entrance. Pickup: 8:20 a.m. and return: 1:45 p.m.
3. Free parking also available at the Andre House, 213 S. 11th Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona 85007
- The University of Notre Dame Mass for Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God with Father John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. presiding, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore in the McArthur Ballroom, located at 2400 East Missouri Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. Free parking will be available in the parking garage across from the McArthur Ballroom. All are welcome to attend.
- Fighting Irish Fiesta, a Notre Dame Alumni Association Pep Rally & Welcome with the ND Club of Phoenix will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the Trailblazers Ballroom. Tickets are required and all are welcome to attend, located at 6902 East Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale, Arizona. Online ticket sales are $60 per adult and $25 per child 12 and younger. Onsite ticket sales are $75 per adult and $30 per child 12 and younger. Free parking for guests or $5 valet.
Friday, January 1, 2016
- The BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl Fan Fest Pregame Party from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Great Lawn of University of Phoenix Stadium. All are welcome to attend, tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in advance. APS Stadium Club VIP Pregame Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased in advance.
- Parking Passes are available online from the Fiesta Bowl. The Fiesta Bowl strongly encourages fans to purchase parking passes in advance to ease the traffic and parking experience. Fans can also call the Fiesta Bowl Ticket Office at 480-350-0911 to inquire about purchasing parking passes in advance and are provided a Fiesta Bowl Parking Map.
- Fiesta Bowl kicks off at 11 a.m MT (1 p.m ET) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona featuring the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame versus Ohio State. Be sure to check out the Game Day Guide from University of Phoenix Stadium with information and updates for fans prior to attending the game!
- Watch Parties and After Parties hosted by the ND Club of Phoenix will be at Rockbar, Inc. Scottsdale located at 4245 North Craftsman Court in Scottsdale, Arizona and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Tempe located at 640 South Mill Avenue #120 in Tempe, Arizona.
- Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore on The Road will be available at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the Tribal A & B Room from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
- The Undertones are part of the Men’s Acapella Singing Group from Notre Dame, a subset of the Glee Club. They will host two shows at 3 p.m. at Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church at 1500 West Maryland Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona and 7:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Parish at 530 East La Pasada Boulevard in Goodyear, Arizona. Both performances are free and open to the public.