The University of Notre Dame sent out a press release this afternoon that outlines their return to normalcy for football games during the 2021 season.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame, in consultation with the St. Joseph County Health Department, will make all 77,622 seats of Notre Dame Stadium available for purchase as it begins its football ticket sales process for the 2021 season.
“We can’t wait to welcome the Notre Dame family back to campus next season,” University vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick said. “Between now and the start of the football season, we will continue to closely monitor conditions throughout the nation, in St. Joseph County and on campus, and based on that information will decide what protocols and procedures will be employed to ensure the safety of all attendees. In light of the policies Notre Dame has already adopted requiring all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated before returning to campus for the 2021-22 school year, we encourage that everyone attending a game this fall be vaccinated.”
“In addition to a full capacity crowd, we are optimistic that conditions will allow us to resume outdoor game-day traditions, such as tailgating, football player walk, Midnight Drummers Circle and Football Fridays at the Eck,” Swarbrick added.
Starting this week, ticket sales will begin with season ticket members having the opportunity to renew their tickets. In mid-July, Notre Dame’s ticket lottery will begin for all eligible participants and single-game tickets will be made available in mid-August.
This fall, Notre Dame will play seven games in South Bend, highlighted by primetime games vs. Southern Cal (Oct. 23 – NBC) and North Carolina (Oct. 30 – NBC). The Irish will also welcome Toledo (Sept. 11 – NBC), Purdue (Sept. 18 – NBC), Cincinnati (Oct. 2 – NBC), Navy (Nov. 6 – NBC) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 20 – NBC).
Notre Dame football games provide a large economic impact to the local area – generating $26.4 million, on average, for the South Bend community for each home event.
WANT SEASON TICKETS?
Notre Dame continues to accept deposits for new season ticket members. For more information on becoming a season ticket member, visit und.com/FootballTickets.
NOTRE DAME GOES MOBILE
To provide a safer environment and enhance the game-day experience, the Notre Dame Athletics Department recently announced it will transition to mobile ticketing beginning in the fall of 2021. Available through the user’s smartphone, mobile ticketing offers a secure, convenient and flexible process while providing a contactless exchange of tickets when entering Notre Dame athletic events.
Just to be clear... this looks like an ALL GO thing for Notre Dame. There aren’t any mask requirements, and although they ask that people that attend be vaccinated — they won’t be checking for vaccination cards. If you aren’t comfortable with these guidelines, the very simple thing to do is to remain at home and watch them from the comforts of your living room.
Here come the Irish!