Dec. 16, 2005

Results from the University of Notre Dame lottery for tickets to the Jan. 2, 2006, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl football game between Notre Dame and Ohio State in Tempe, Ariz., are now available.

Ticket applicants can call the Notre Dame ticket office at 574-631-7356 to learn their individual results. The lottery was completed late Thursday night — and lottery results and game tickets are being shipped today by Federal Express for Tuesday delivery. All those applicants with current e-mail addresses on file with the ticket office also will be e-mailed their results by the end of today.

Record Notre Dame ticket demand for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl produced 45,589 ticket requests (that’s believed to be the most ticket requests ever received for any postseason bowl game in Irish football history) – and 31 percent of applicants were winners in the lottery.

That initial 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.

Notre Dame received an original allotment of 15,000 tickets in Sun Devil Stadium for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. All 2,500 tickets allotted to Notre Dame students previously were sold.

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 click here or call the Notre Dame Ticket Office at 574-631-7356, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.