Athletics Communications – Media Credential Information   


University of Notre Dame Athletics
Athletics Communications Office
Room 112 Joyce Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-7516 | Fax: (574) 631-7941


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Game Credentials: All requests for working press, photo and broadcast credentials for Notre Dame’s 2018 home football games must be made through the online credential service at Credential requests must be submitted by the assigning sports editor or sports director prior to 7 p.m. ET Thursday the week before each home game in question. If a media outlet needs to change an existing application, please contact Matt Paras at

Because of the demand for credentials and the limited space available, media agencies covering the visiting school on a regular basis receive top priority. All other credentials for print media are issued on the basis of circulation. Only local radio stations with a full-time sports director conducting a daily sports show receive consideration for credentials. Non-originating, out-of-town radio stations cannot be accommodated.

Credential Distribution: Media credentials will neither be mailed nor will be available for early pickup. Credentials will ONLY be distributed on game day at the Hammes Auditorium (the Joyce Center’s basketball interview room, located between Gates 1 and 2). Media will call opens at 10 a.m. ET for all home games, except the Michigan, Stanford and Florida State games, when it opens at 2 p.m. ET. A government-issued ID is required for pickup and each individual must claim only his/her own pass.

Parking: Parking requests will be accommodated on a space-available basis. If approved, parking passes will be shipped via FedEx no later than the Wednesday before a game to either the sports editor/director or designated attendee using the media outlet’s FedEx account number. Parking passes may also be picked up prior to Saturday outside Isban Auditorium at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex before regularly scheduled football media opportunities. Parking passes cannot be picked up on campus on game day.

Men’s Basketball

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Game Credentials – Notre Dame Men’s Basketball requests for working media on assignment for a professional organization (written press, online media, photo, etc.) will go through the Notre Dame Men’s Basketball online credential application that will open in fall.  Email requests will not be accepted.  All requests for credentials should be made at least 48 hours prior to each game. Credentials will be granted to accredited media only. Spouses, children and guests are not permitted in the press box area in Purcell Pavilion.

NBA Scouts – NBA scouts requesting credentials for scouting purposes should also request credentials through our online application.

Photographers – Credentialed photographers are not permitted to shoot in front or behind the team benches, the scorer’s table or press row. All photographers will have access to the Photo Work Room on the game floor level of Purcell Pavilion (exit via the ramp utilized by the visiting team – across from their bench, then take your first left, the room will be on your left). The room is equipped with tables and chairs for photographers to set up their equipment and computers and Wi-Fi access for photo uploads.

Post-Game Media – Selected Notre Dame student-athletes, the visiting coach and Glenn and Stacey Murphy Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brey will be available in the Hammes Basketball Auditorium, located in between Gate 1 and Gate 2 of the Joyce Center. Media should exit the press box, go through the doors to the right that lead to Heritage Hall then take the stairway to your left down toward Gate 1. Visiting post-game player interview requests should be made to the visiting team athletics communications director.

Credential Pick Up – Media credentials can be picked up at media will call at the Media entrance at Gate 1. Credentials can be picked up 2 hours before game time for men’s basketball games.

Media Entrance – The media entrance for men’s and women’s basketball games is Gate 1 of the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. If you are a media member with season credentials you must still only enter the arena through Gate 1.  Media will not be allowed to enter the building through other entrances of the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. 

Press Row – The working press area at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center is located in the upper press box just outside of Heritage Hall.  Media should enter the arena through Gate 1 and then proceed up the stairs to the press box. If you are a photographer or videographer, Fighting Irish Media staff will provide specific shooting assignments on a game-by-game basis.

Women’s Basketball

Game Credentials – Credentials are only issued to accredited members of the working media.  Admission will be granted to media members holding a Notre Dame women’s basketball credential only. Spouses, children and guests are not permitted in the press row area. Work space on press row is limited and passes will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Photographers are not allowed to shoot from in front of or behind team benches, the scorer’s table or press row. Photographers wishing to use strobes must contact the women’s basketball contact at least 72 hours prior to each game to obtain approval.

Requests for credentials must be sent to the Fighting Irish Women’s Basketball contact Josh Bates at at least 24 hours prior to each game. Media passes will be left at the Media Will Call table (located inside Gate 1 at Purcell Pavilion) beginning one hour prior to tip-off.

Web Sites – When space allows, media credentials will be issued for those individuals who are affiliated with web sites for national or regional television and news media organizations (including but not limited to:,, and, for ACC member institutions, non-conference opponents and the Atlantic Coast Conference. The University of Notre Dame reserves the right to refuse media credentials to any individual whose web site is not affiliated with an official news gathering organization.

All Other Sports

Credentials are only issued to accredited members of the working media. Admission will be granted to media members holding a credential for the sporting event taking place. Spouses, children and guests are not permitted in the press row area. Work space on press row is limited and passes will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Requests for credentials should be directed to each sport’s respective communications director.  A list of each athletics communications director is located here. Media credentials for other sports must be requested at least 24 hours prior to each game.