Football FAQs

Gameday at Notre Dame

Q: Can we bring chairbacks?
A: Unfortunately due to the close proximity of seats in the stadium, chairbacks are prohibited. Seat cushions are permitted.

Q: I have tickets and am in need of wheelchair seating how do I go about doing that?
A: You may exchange your tickets for accessible seating and this can be handled a couple different ways:

(1) Send tickets along with a detailed letter explaining your needs, via a trackable method to our office. We will exchange those tickets for accessible seating and you can pick up them up at will call.

(2) Bring your tickets to the  Purcell Pavilion box office for exchange during normal office hours.

(3) On game day bring your tickets to  the Murnane Family Ticket Office ticket window inside the Joyce Center (South Entrance).

Q: I am bringing my grandmother who isn’t in a wheelchair but cannot climb the 58 rows to get to our seats what can we do?
A: We can exchange your tickets for easier access seating. Bring your tickets to  the box office  on game day and we will try to exchange for an area that does not require as many steps to climb.

Q: Can we bring strollers into the stadium?
A: Strollers are not permitted in the stadium.

Q: Can we bring bags into the stadium?
A: Beginning in 2013, the University has implemented a new bag policy.   It can be viewed by clicking here.

Q: Can we bring in umbrellas?
A: The use of umbrellas inside the stadium is discouraged; it hinders the view of other fans.

Q: Can we smoke in the Stadium?
A: No, St. Joseph County has a smoking ban in public arenas and there are no pass outs.

Q: Does my infant child need a ticket?
A: Yes, for comfort, safety and security reasons, everyone regardless of age needs a ticket.

Q: What time does Will Call open?
A: General will call opens at least 3 hours prior to kick off. Player guest and visiting team will call opens 90 minutes prior.

Q: What time do the gates to the stadium open?
A: 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

Q: Can I purchase away game tickets through Notre Dame?
A: Unfortunately, Notre Dame generally receives a very small allotment of tickets through the school we are visiting and all available tickets go into our contributing Alumni Lottery.

Q: Can I rent a wheelchair?
A: No, the University does not offer this service.

Q: Can I purchase a parking pass for home football games?
A: A limited number of reserved parking passes for the Innovation Park (K) grass lot are available. Please call the ticket office to purchase parking passes. Available parking on campus also includes the Burke Golf Course and White Field North, which do not require passes in advance. Please see Football Parking Patron Information for more information.

Q: Is drive-up game day parking available?
A: White Field and Burke Golf Course are our game day drive-up parking lots. Please see Football Parking Patron Information.

Q: I am bringing an RV or a limo to the game where can I park?
A: You can park your RV or limousine in the Credit Union Lot. There is NO overnight parking on campus.

Q: We are bringing a bus to the game, where can we park?
A: If the bus is a commercial bus carrying more than 12 passengers with a CDL licensed driver the bus can park south of campus in the IP lot and should approach this lot via Angela Blvd. This lot is filled on a first come first serve basis and overflows to the White Field lot. No passes are required in advance.

Q: Do you have food at the games?
A: Yes, there are numerous concession stands in the stadium and around campus for the purchase of food and beverages. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted or sold in the stadium.

Q: I would like to attend Mass Saturday after the game, where and when are they?
A: Mass is celebrated 30 minutes following the conclusion of the football game at both the Basilica and DeBartolo Hall