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Notre Dame Football Fan Fest Partners With ABC 57

The Notre Dame Football Fan Fest at the North Joyce Dome gets a new partner.

ABC 57

Weigel Broadcasting Co. announces that 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 premieres Saturday, September 10 and 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. The ABC 57 Saturday Kickoff can also be watched via live streaming on

“The opportunity for ABC 57 to partner with the Notre Dame Football Fan Fest providing a live broadcast on home football games is such an honor. Our team is excited to provide the local fans with great insights to game day events happening on campus, as well as interviews from former Notre Dame greats. We will strive to get fans fired up on game day with our two hour focused morning program,” said Jeff Guy, General Manager of ABC 57.

"We're pleased to add ABC 57's two hours of live coverage from Fan Fest as a new staple to football Saturday mornings," said Dan Skendzel, Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Media Operations and Branding. "This partnership will create an exciting Fan Fest atmosphere and generate compelling television programming during an underserved portion of game day."

The ABC 57 production will be hosted by award-winning local sports broadcaster Allison Hayes. Allison joined the station earlier this month to cover Fighting Irish Football. She is well-known to Michiana viewers from her years as sports anchor at WSJV, Fox 28. Most recently, she’s been a reporter for the Big Ten Network.

The ABC 57 Saturday Kickoff broadcast dates are September 10, 17, 24, October 15 and 29 and November 19.

ABC 57 can be found on 57.1, AT&T U-verse 57, HD 1057, XFINITY 7, HD 187, Mediacom 7, HD 707, Rochester Telephone Cable 10, HD 310, DirecTV HD 57 and Dish Network 57.