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The Best Band in the Land

Taking in some of the traditions of the Notre Dame Marching Band is a must when visiting for a home football weekend. On Fridays before home games, the Trumpets gather under the Dome at 4:00pm on the second floor. Fans gather around the rings of the third and fourth floors looking down as the Trumpets play. Then on game day Saturdays about an hour before kickoff, the Trumpets now line the third and fourth floors of the Main Building. As fans stand below looking at the bells against the ceiling of the Dome, the Trumpets perform the Alma Mater followed by the Victory March. If nothing else will get you into the game day mood, then this certainly will.

Trumpets Under the Dome

After the Trumpets under the Dome they will rejoin the Band for a rehearsal (public welcome) around 5:00 p.m. before helping to electrify the Pep Rally at 6:00 p.m. Friday ends with the Drummer’s Circle, leading the student body in cheers outside the Main Building, at midnight.

Midnight Drummer’s Circle

Be sure to check the schedule of events for updates. For more information regarding the Band of the Fighting Irish, please visit www.ndband.com.

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Join the Saturday Scholar Series

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If you’re a fan of intelligent conversation about subjects ranging from the arts to history, from global affairs to ethics, some of Notre Dame’s top scholars are happy to provide the food for thought. Every football season, the Saturday Scholar series offers free-of-charge lectures or panel discussions.The 13th annual Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures on each home football weekend this fall.…

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New Stadium Bag Policy

Effective for the 2013 Season

As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame has adopted a new 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.

Policy Details

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  • ALL backpacks, duffel bags, and tote bags will NOT be allowed in the stadium.
  • ALL other small bags are subject to inspection at the stadium gates upon entrance.
  • Diaper bags and medical device bags will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.
  • Blankets, coats, ponchos, and other similar items will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.

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 as the new policy is implemented.

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Spend part of your Saturday with the Saints

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Spend part of your Saturday with the Saints on home game weekends this fall. Come nourish your Catholic faith and your mind with talks by distinguished members of the Notre Dame faculty.

McGrath-Cavadini Director of the Institute for Church Life, John Cavadini, coordinates the series which is every home game weekend from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Andrews Auditorium of Geddes Hall. “What better way to spend Saturday, or at least part of it, than with the Saints? Through the Institute for Church Life, the opportunity is there every home game day. Each session focuses on a saint of particular interest for our lives today.” In this Year of Faith, Saturdays with the Saints features men and women who have borne witness to their faith with their lives, and in particular, martyrs of the 20th Century.

Cavadini himself will be the guest speaker in Fort Worth for the Saturday with the Saints Series. His topic: “Stories Written in Light: The Saints in the Windows of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart” “The stained glass windows in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart were ordered and chosen by Fr. Sorin. He wanted the saints depicted, and he chose which ones. Come and learn more about the Basilica, the saints in the windows, and the heart and mind of Notre Dame’s founding president. But mainly, take the time to spend a small part of Saturday surrounded by the light of the saints!”

Check out the Academic page for a updated list of speakers and topics. Be sure to take a moment and stop by Geddes Hall to share a part of your Saturday with the Saints.

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Hungry for Football Season?

Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America’s premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced today a series of new menu concepts, service enhancements and fan promotions for the upcoming Fighting Irish football season. Centerplate look to increase the Game Day experience with the updating of grill stands, carving stations, and chef-attended action carts on the concourse.

Main Concourse and Mezzanine Offerings

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Upper Concourse Offerings

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Home of ND Football open to fans on Football Fridays

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Guglielmino Athletic Complex open from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM on game weekend Fridays

The Gug, underwritten with a gift from the late Don F. Guglielmino and his wife Flora, provides the Notre Dame football team with one of the top facilities in the nation. The building gives the Irish football team a central location for post-practice and pre-practice routines as well as daily positional meetings. Be sure to stop by the gug between 8 am – 2 pm on game weekend Fridays.…

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Check out the 2013 Shamrock Series list of events

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Start planning for Notre Dame’s trip to North Texas where they will take on Arizona State at AT&T Stadium. Head to our schedule of events to learn about what the University has planned for the weekend. Highlights include:

A concert by Charla Corn

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The Pep Rally in downtown Fort Worth

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Mass at the historic St. Patrick Cathedral

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A Saturday band concert at the West Plaza of AT&T Stadium

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And many more exciting events. Be sure to check the schedule for updates.

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Shamrock Series Uniform Revealed

The uniforms for the 2013 Shamrock Series game have been revealed. The Fighting Irish will wear these alternate ‪Techfit‬ uniforms on October 5, 2013 when they face off against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame's new Shamrock Series adidas TECHFIT jersey is all-white with metallic gold and kelly green shamrock accents, Celtic numbers and an interlocking "ND" logo on the back neck. Notre Dame's kelly green adidas TECHFIT baselayer highlights "FIGHTIN' IRISH" on the chest and "ND" on each bicep. The Irish's helmet features Notre Dame's signature textured gold with a gold chrome shamrock detail on each side and a kelly green chrome face mask. Notre Dame will wear adidas Team Speed vertical socks with Crazyquick and adizero 5-Star 2.0 cleats. Notre Dame's new uniform features adidas TECHFIT ShockWeb technology, designed to keep players fast, cool and mobile onfield. adidas TECHFIT ShockWeb features engineered body mapping, which maximizes compression zones across the chest and sides, in a lightweight knit structure that provides a tight fit with enhanced range of motion. Integrated CLIMACOOL mesh zones create airflow to keep players cool in every temperature. "Click here for pictures of the uniform.":https://www.facebook.com/adidasfootballus#!/media/set/?set=a.10153120252920249.1073741858.198271385248&type=1

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Temple and MSU pep rally locations announced

Temple Pep Rally

Friday, August 30th on South Quad at the Rockne Memorial

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The first pep rally of the 2013 season will be held Friday, August 30th on South Quad at the Rockne Memorial. Please come out and get the Irish pumped up to face the Temple Owls in the house that Rockne built.

MSU Pep Rally

Friday, September 20 on the Library Mall

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On Friday, September 20, prior to the game against Michigan State, the pep rally will take place on the Library Mall in between the Hesburgh Library and Notre Dame Stadium with Touchdown Jesus as the backdrop. This year we will be recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Hesburgh Library.

All pep rallies begin at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted and are free and open to the public.

The remaining pep rally locations are TBD. Please check back for updates as they are released.

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New Stadium Bag Policy

Effective for the 2013 Season

As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame has adopted a new 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.

Policy Details

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  • ALL backpacks, duffel bags, and tote bags will NOT be allowed in the stadium.
  • ALL other small bags are subject to inspection at the stadium gates upon entrance.
  • Diaper bags and medical device bags will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.
  • Blankets, coats, ponchos, and other similar items will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.

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 as the new policy is implemented.

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Single-Game Football Tickets On Sale

Tickets are available for games against Temple, Navy, BYU and Arizona State

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – University of Notre Dame football single-game tickets for the 2013 home opener against Temple (Aug. 31), as well as meetings with Navy (Nov. 2), BYU (Nov. 23) and the Shamrock Series matchup at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, against Arizona State (Oct. 5), are now on sale.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 574-631-7356 weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) – or by visiting www.und.com/tickets. Tickets are also available in person at the Murnane Ticket Office located between Gates 8 and 10 of Purcell Pavilion on the south side of the Joyce Center.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Purchase limits and service charges will apply.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the opportunity to register online for the annual football season ticket lottery wait list by visiting the Notre Dame Ticket Page for more information!

The games with Michigan State, Oklahoma and USC have already sold out. The Irish have played before a sellout crowd at Notre Dame Stadium in 231 consecutive games and 279 of the last 280 home contests have been played before a capacity crowd. Every home game since 1966 has been a sellout except one – a 1973 Thanksgiving Day matchup with Air Force.

The complete 2013 Notre Dame schedule is available at Game Day ND.

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ND Football Tickets to go on sale Tuesday

2013 Notre Dame Football tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Tuesday, July 23rd at 8:30am. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the Murnane Family Ticket Office. Tickets may include games played at Notre Dame Stadium as well as the Shamrock Series game played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

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Check out the Notre Dame Ticket Page for more information!

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Stadium Tours Throughout the Summer

The Department of Athletics is excited to offer stadium tours during the Summer. All fans can now get an insider look at one of the most historic, tradition laden and iconic venues in athletics with a tour of Notre Dame Stadium. Listen to ushers tell the history of the stadium as you walk the concourse. Take in the expansive campus view from the press box. Walk the Notre Dame locker room, touch the Play Like a Champion sign, and step on the field! Enjoy the hour long tour for only $10.00 per person.

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Details:

Public Tours:

April through November: Tours will run every Tuesday-Saturday at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm. Additional tour times for home football weeks are to be determined. There are no tours on home football Saturdays. Due to availability, not all areas may be accessible on every tour.

Please note: There will be no locker room access on the following days: June 18th through the 26th.
There will be no 5:00pm tour on Saturday, June 22nd.

There will be no 5:00pm tour on Wednesday, June 26th. Tickets for the 3:00pm tour must be purchased by 2:00pm on this date.

Tours will not run on Thursday, July 4th.

Tours are $10 per person. Weekday tour tickets must be purchased on the day of the tour at the Murnane Family Ticket Office located inside the main entrance of Purcell Pavilion starting at 8:30am. Saturday tour tickets must be purchased on the day of the tour at the football stadium ticket window #1 starting at 9:30am. Tickets are sold until 15 minutes prior to each tour. Future tour dates are not available for purchase.

Weekday tours begin in the Rosenthal Atrium (Main Entrance) in the Purcell Pavilion. Saturday tours begin in front of the football stadium ticket windows. Tours begin promptly at the designated time and run for approximately one hour. Tours are limited to a maximum of 35 people. Children 3 & under do not require a ticket. Cameras are allowed on the tour!

Private Tours:

Private tours for groups of 17 or more are available for $12 per person. Tours must be requested at least 10 days prior to desired tour date by emailing tours@nd.edu with the following information: group contact name, phone number, group size, desired date and time of tour. No tours are conducted on home football Saturdays, and are subject to date and venue availability.

For any questions please call the ticket office at 574-631-7356 or email tours@nd.edu

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Kickoff Times Announced for Home Games

The University of Notre Dame has announced kickoff times for its six home football games for the 2013 season -as well as for its off-site home game against Arizona State at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas:

Aug. 31 TEMPLE 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Sept. 21 MICHIGAN STATE 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Sept. 28 OKLAHOMA 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Oct. 5 Arizona State 6:30 p.m. CDT NBC (Cowboys Stadium, North Texas)
Oct. 19 USC 7:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Nov. 2 NAVY 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Nov. 23 BYU 3:30 p.m. EST NBC

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NBC will broadcast all six home games nationally from Notre Dame Stadium, as well as the Oct. 5 game against Arizona State from Cowboys Stadium in North Texas.

Michigan State (42nd appearance at Notre Dame, 31st at Notre Dame Stadium), USC (39th at Notre Dame, all at Notre Dame Stadium) and Navy (32nd, all at Notre Dame Stadium) all last played at Notre Dame in 2011. BYU will be making its sixth stop at Notre Dame Stadium (previous games at Notre Dame in 1992, 1994, 2003, 2005 and 2012). Oklahoma also will be playing at Notre Dame Stadium for the sixth time (previously in 1952, 1956, 1961, 1968 and 1999). Temple will be coming to Notre Dame Stadium for the first time.

Eleven of the 2013 Notre Dame opponents played in postseason bowl games following the 2012 season – including Rose Bowl winner Stanford (12-2, ranked sixth in the final USA Today poll), an Oklahoma team that ended up 10-3 (and ranked 15th), along with Michigan, Arizona State, Navy and BYU, all of whom won eight games a year ago.

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Blue-Gold Parking

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For the 2013 Blue-Gold game on April 20 the following parking lots will be open for fans. All parking is FREE with no parking pass required. Lots will open at 8:00 a.m.

  • Joyce
  • Stadium
  • Library
  • Reserved A
  • D2 – accessible parking with shuttle service
  • Innovation Park (IP)

Please reference the Game Day Parking Map for the location of all functioning Blue-Gold parking lots.

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The Moment - Advanced Screening

Would you move your family from a successful, stable life in California to pursue a coaching position with the most storied college football program in the country? That is the question Vince Moiso will have to answer if offered a job with the University of Notre Dame. Former NFL coach Sam Wyche mentors Vince, helping him find his way back to living his dream after years away from the sport. Will Vince prove he has what it takes to be a part of the Notre Dame football program? This past Fall, Notre Dame Athletics partnered with USA Network and executive producer Charlie Ebersol to participate in a reality show called The Moment. The show, hosted by Kurt Warner, gives people a chance at pursuing their dreams - a premise consistent with the history and values of Notre Dame. On May 2, the premiere of Vince Moiso's moment to join the Notre Dame football program airs at 10 pm ET, showcasing Notre Dame's unique atmosphere of education, faith and athletics. *This Friday, April 19, Notre Dame fans have the chance to watch an advanced screening of the Moment. The screening will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Discussion with Executive Producer Charlie Ebersol and show star Vince Moiso will immediately follow the screening.* Tickets are free to the public and can be reserved by "clicking here.":http://performingarts.nd.edu/calendar/view.aspx?id=3766

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The Shirt Unveiling

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On Friday, April 19 the 2013 Shirt will be unveiled to the public. Festivities for the day begin at 3:30 p.m., including inflatables, prizes, free food and drink (while supplies last), and local radio station 95.7 The Fan. Come see past Notre Dame players who will be on this years’ Shirt! Also, see performances by Notre Dame’s very own marching band, cheerleaders, the Leprechaun, Irish dancers, glee club, pom squad and 1st Class Steppers.

The stage presentation will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m., with head football coach Brian Kelly unveiling The Shirt at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Parking: Please be advised that parking will not be available in front of the Bookstore on the afternoon of the Unveiling. The auxiliary bookstore lot will be available as well as the Joyce Center lot.

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Notre Dame Blue-Gold Football Tickets On Sale Now

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Tickets are on sale for the 84th annual University of Notre Dame Blue-Gold Spring Football Festival slated for Saturday, April 20, 2013. The 1 p.m. EDT Blue-Gold football game at Notre Dame Stadium is a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at the 2013 Fighting Irish football squad, coming off its appearance in the 2013 BCS Championship game following a 12-0 regular season and number-one ranking in the final BCS standings. Proceeds from the Blue-Gold Spring Football Festival help support the scholarship fund of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley. The Blue-Gold Spring Football Festival is presented by Boling Vision Center.

Ticket Information

  • Blue-Gold football tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. EST, Wednesday, March 6
  • General admission and reserved gold tickets may be purchased online: CLICK HERE
  • Press box and team brunch tickets are only available for sale via telephone at 574-631-7356 or in person at the Murnane Family Ticket Office, located between gates 8 and 10 of Purcell Pavilion
  • General admission adult tickets are $12 each ($15 on game day)
  • General admission youth tickets (18 years and under) are $8 each ($10 on game day)
  • Children age 3 and under do not require a ticket for general admission seating areas
  • Group sales of 20 or more general admission tickets (adults and/or youth) are $8 each
  • In late March, participating area Meijer stores also will begin selling discounted general admission seats

Team Brunch Information

  • Included with each brunch ticket is a pre-game meal with the Notre Dame football team, exclusive access to an autograph session with the current team members and general admission seating at the game
  • Due to demand, not all tables will have a current football player
  • Team brunch adult tickets are $65 each
  • Team brunch youth tickets (age 18 and under) are $40 each
  • Children age 3 and under do not require a ticket for the team brunch
  • Purchase limit of eight total brunch tickets
  • Due to limited quantities, the purchase of both press box and team brunch tickets is prohibited
  • Brunch is held in the Joyce Center Fieldhouse (north dome), enter gate 2
  • Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with brunch beginning at 10 a.m.
  • The Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley will conduct a silent auction of sports memorabilia in conjunction with the team brunch
  • The team brunch is presented by South Bend Orthopedics Associates

Press Box Seating

  • Enjoy the same view as media covering Irish football; also included are a game program and press box lunch (hot dogs, soup, cole slaw, potato salad, fruit salad, cookies, drinks)
  • SEATING IS VERY LIMITED
  • Press box seats are $100 each
  • Purchase limit of four total press box tickets
  • Due to limited quantities, the purchase of both press box and team brunch tickets is prohibited

Reserved Gold (chairback) Tickets

  • All tickets are $30, regardless of age
  • SEATING IS LIMITED
  • Purchase limit is eight total reserved gold tickets

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