Charlie Weis will run the '08 Irish through a three-hour practice that is open to the fans on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Fan Appreciation Day Set For Sunday, August 10

Aug. 1, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Fans looking to get a sneak peek of the 2008 Notre Dame football team are invited to attend Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug. 10 inside Notre Dame Stadium. The practice starts at 2:30 p.m. and lasts until 5:30 p.m. and is free to everyone in attendance.

Led by head coach Charlie Weis, the Irish coaching staff will run the football team through its only public practice for three hours, weather permitting. All fans must enter through Gate D at Notre Dame Stadium. Gate D will open at 2:00 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis in the lower bowl on the west side of the Stadium. Per NCAA regulations, the team will not be in full pads because it is the third practice of the season. Instead, the Irish will practice in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts.

Stadium concession stands will not be open but fans will be allowed to enter with non-alcoholic beverages in plastic containers. Notre Dame ushers will be present at the gates and throughout the Stadium and will remove any patrons who bring in alcoholic beverages or glass containers. Restrooms will be open in the lower bowl of Notre Dame Stadium.

Autographs and/or photos with the players or coaches will not be available prior to, during or following practice. Fans are encouraged to park in the lots located just south of the Stadium. Tailgating prior to and following practice will not be permitted. If weather forces the team to practice inside, the event will not be rescheduled.

WHAT: Fan Appreciation Day
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Notre Dame Stadium
COST: Free (No tickets required)
SEATING: General Admission in the lower bowl on the west side of the Stadium (First come, first served)
PARKING: In lots south of Notre Dame Stadium or Library lots
GATES: Gate D will open at 2:00 p.m.