Dec. 5, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Ticket demand for Notre Dame’s appearance in the 30th annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has been so high that the general public sale has been temporarily halted after a day and a half of brisk sales.

Notre Dame received an allotment of 15,000 tickets at $75 each for the Jan. 1, 2001, contest against Oregon State in 73,471-seat Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

The public sale may re-open Monday, depending on results of the student sale that begins Thursday.

In addition, the entire allotment of 200 rooms and packages made available by the Notre Dame Alumni Association through Anthony Travel at the Phoenician in Scottsdale sold out as of mid-afternoon Monday. Additional rooms and packages remain available at the nearby Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, with shuttle service available to the Phoenician.

Game tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8, at the Joyce Center Gate 10 ticket windows. All students with identification are guaranteed access to tickets, and there will be no limit on tickets purchased by students. All tickets sold to students will be located in specific student sections at Sun Devil Stadium. Students must use cash or checks to purchase tickets at Gate 10 (no credit card orders there).

A 52,000-piece mailing offering bowl tickets previously went to all Notre Dame season-ticket holders, contributing alumni (those individuals who contributed $100 or more to the University in calendar year 1999), Monogram Club members and 3,000 University faculty and staff. Individuals from any of those groups returning their applications receive priority seating over general public sales.

Any ticket questions should be directed to the Notre Dame ticket office at 219-631-7356.