Jan. 8, 2016
by Tony Jones
2016 NOTRE DAME SOFTBALL SCHEDULE
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Season passes for the 2016 University of Notre Dame softball home schedule at Melissa Cook Stadium are now on sale at the Murnane Family Ticket Office (Gate 9 of Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center).
The season passes are $50 for adults and $30 for youth (college and younger) and seniors (ages 55 and older), with children ages three and younger admitted for free. In addition, a Fighting Irish “Fan Pack” consisting of four season passes is available for purchase for only $120.
First-time buyers are eligible for a discount when purchasing a season pass, with the prices being $35 for adults, $20 for youth and seniors and $75 for the Fan Pack.
Softball season passes not only grant the ticket holder admission to all 21 scheduled home Fighting Irish softball games this spring, but also all 2016 baseball home games at Frank Eck Stadium.
Individual game tickets are expected to go on sale Feb. 29, at $5 for adults and $3 for youth and seniors. Students at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross will be admitted to all regular season games free when showing a valid student ID, while Notre Dame faculty and staff also will receive free admission with their valid ID. Both offers are voided once Melissa Cook Stadium reaches capacity, and all charges are subject to change for special events and tournaments.
Notre Dame opens its 2016 home schedule on March 17 with a non-conference showdown against Bowling Green. Following additional out of conference matchups with Eastern Michigan (March 22), Michigan State (March 23) and IPFW (March 30), reigning Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) champion Florida State makes its second all-time appearance at Melissa Cook Stadium to open conference play on April 2-3. After midweek meetings with IUPUI (April 5) and regional rival DePaul (April 7), Notre Dame next welcomes longtime BIG EAST Conference foe and 2015 NCAA Regional qualifier Pittsburgh (April 9-10) for its first official ACC series at Melissa Cook Stadium. Three more non-conference contests with Western Michigan (April 19), Valparaiso (April 20) and Butler (April 27) usher in Notre Dame softball’s sixth annual Strikeout Cancer weekend, when 2015 NCAA Regional participant Louisville (April 30-May 1) invades Melissa Cook Stadium for the first time since 2013. The final regular season series of 2016 features last season’s NCAA Harrisonburg (Virginia) Regional champion North Carolina State colliding with Notre Dame in a three-game ACC set on May 7-8.
Parking for all home softball contests is free of charge. Most parking is located on the south and north side of the Purcell Pavilion. Those entering Edison Road via the south or Bulla Drive via the north can access the parking lots. Disabilities Accessible parking is available in the Joyce lot for cars with a state approved license plate or hang tag, on a first come, first served basis.
To purchase a season pass or single-game tickets, call the Murnane Family Ticket Office at 574-631-7356, visit the official Notre Dame athletics ticketing web site, UND.com/buytickets, or stop by the Murnane Family Ticket Office windows during normal business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday). Tickets also can be purchased at Melissa Cook Stadium on game days.
Special rates are also available for groups wishing to attend Notre Dame softball games in 2016. Besides discounted tickets, groups may take part in a pre-game party, post game running of the bases, a post game picture on the field at Melissa Cook Stadium and other unique opportunities. For group discount pricing information, contact the Murnane Family Ticket Office at 574-631-4165.
For the latest news and updates on all things Notre Dame softball, visit www.und.com/softball, follow the Irish @NDsoftball and @NDcoachGumpf on Twitter and at Instagram.com/notredamesoftball, and Like the team at Facebook.com/NDSoftball.
Tony Jones, athletics communications assistant at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2012 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame softball and men’s soccer programs. A native of Jamestown, New York, Jones is a 2011 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and prior to arriving at Notre Dame held positions at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills.