Football Friday

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

Gug Feature

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. 

Entry to the Gug is free and open to the public on Football Fridays, with limited access to the areas featuring the trophies and National Championship banners.

The Gug is located near the intersection of Leahy and Courtney Drives on campus. 

Football Friday Stadium Tunnel Tours

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Football Fridays
Will be closed during visiting team walkthroughs.

Tunnel Empty

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 87 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 awoken. Since 1931, 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. 

Please note tours are not available during team walkthroughs, but will resume upon completion. Opening times are subject to change. 

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. 

Pep Rallies

Pep Rally

Notre Dame Pep Rallies take place on home game weekend Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Date Opponent Location
August 31 Michigan Outside the Rockne Memorial Building
September 7 Ball State Eddy Street Commons
September 14 Vanderbilt Hesburgh Library Quad
September 28 Stanford Eddy Street Commons
October 12 Pittsburgh Compton Family Ice Arena
November 9 Florida State Compton Family Ice Arena

Pep Rallies are free and open to the public.