July 5, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Results from the 2012 University of Notre Dame football ticket lottery will be available on-line beginning Friday (July 6) – and, despite continuing high demand, the University’s alumni, friends and fans maintain broad access to coveted Notre Dame football tickets.

The Notre Dame ticket office currently is finalizing the 2012 lottery and preparing refund checks. Lottery results will be available beginning July 6 on-line at www.und.com/tickets or by calling 574-631-7356 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Demand for Notre Dame football tickets again proved high for 2012:

  • Nearly $3 million will be refunded this year to unsuccessful lottery participants. The $3 million figure is the highest since 2008. The ticket office will begin to mail those refunds the week of July 9.
  • In excess of 65,000 tickets were requested through the lottery process for the Shamrock Series off-site home game with Miami Oct. 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago. This is the greatest demand for an off-site home game since the current series began in San Antonio in 2009.
  • More than 40,000 tickets were requested for the Sept. 22 Michigan game and more than 39,000 for the Oct. 13 Stanford contest. Both games will be played in Notre Dame Stadium.
  • The Navy and Oklahoma away games prompted particularly strong ticket demand, with both contests ranking among the top 25 all-time road games in terms of requests. More than 14,700 tickets were requested for a pool of 7,500 for the Navy game to be played Sept.1 in Dublin, Ireland.

Alumni who followed University advice to apply for tickets to as many games as possible (suggested minimum of three) to this year’s six home games, for the most part, won tickets to at least one home game in 2012. Senior alumni requests for that designated home game — Purdue on Sept 8 — remained high this year. However, a lottery was not necessary for the senior alumni allocation.

Notre Dame alumni, Monogram Club members and benefactors who make an annual minimum contribution to the University are eligible to participate in an individual game ticket lottery for both home and away contests. In excess of 30,000 tickets per game are available for each home contest for contributing alumni. Away game and off-site home game ticket inventories vary by site. When the quantity of tickets requested exceeds the supply, a random number-driven lottery is conducted. Please visit footballtickets.nd.edu for more information.

Need more tickets for a game than ordered on your application? Struck out for a particular game and interested in leftover single seats? An exclusive post-lottery, invitation-only online presale will be held at 8:30 a.m. ET, Tuesday, July 17 for eligible members of the Notre Dame family. This includes anyone who received a 2012 football ticket lottery application (alumni, letter-winners, benefactors, parents and friends), football season-ticket holders, as well as full-time Notre Dame faculty and staff members. This sale does not include the annual off-site home game or any away games. Eligible individuals will be notified via e-mail in mid-July with more details and login instructions. Service charges apply. Please call 574-631-7356 or email seller1@nd.edu with any questions, to update your email address or login assistance. Visit www.und.com/tickets to purchase.

A limited quantity of tickets for 2012 Notre Dame football home games will go on sale to the pubic starting at 8:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, July 19. Tickets will be on sale for home games played at Notre Dame Stadium–with quantities and limits to be determined. This sale does not include the annual off-site home game or any away games. Service charges apply. Please call 574-631-7356 or email seller1@nd.edu with any questions. Visit www.und.com/tickets to purchase.

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