Dec. 15, 2005

Record Notre Dame ticket demand for the 2006 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl produced 45,589 ticket requests for the Jan. 2 Notre Dame-Ohio State football matchup in Tempe, Ariz. That’s the most ticket requests ever received for any postseason bowl game in Irish football history.

That response was based on a 62,427-piece mailing that went to University of Notre Dame season-ticket holders, contributing alumni, parents of current undergraduate students, University faculty and staff, and Monogram Club members. The deadline for orders was Thursday, Dec. 8. It took the 20-person Notre Dame ticket staff more than 100 hours to process and input the orders.

Based on the overwhelming demand, a lottery will be conducted this week. Both lottery winners and losers will be notified via Federal Express on Monday, Dec. 19 – and tickets will be shipped that same day.

Last week, all 2,500 tickets allotted to Notre Dame students were sold.

Notre Dame received an original allotment of 15,000 tickets in Sun Devil Stadium for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

The Notre Dame athletic department continues to have Fiesta Bowl Festival of Event tickets available. These include the Block Party (Dec. 31, $20 each) where the official Notre Dame Pep Rally will be held, as well as College Football’s Biggest Party (Jan. 2, $20 each).

For more information on these events, or to purchase tickets online, please visit (click on “tickets”) or call the Notre Dame Ticket Office at 574-631-7356, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.