Oct. 12, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Season-ticket sales for the 2000-01 University of Notre Dame women’s basketball home season have more than doubled from a year ago, going from 940 in 1999-2000 to more than 2,100 for the upcoming season.

“We think we’ve been able to put a great team on the floor and it’s exciting to see that more and more fans agree with that,” says Irish coach Muffet McGraw.

Notre Dame’s average home attendance has jumped from a per-game figure of 1,747 in 1996-97 (the year the Irish played in the NCAA Final Four in Cincinnati) to 1,914 in 1997-98, then 2,996 in 1998-99 and finally to a 3,392 total in 1999-2000 to rank 26th nationally.

Notre Dame’s 2000-01 home schedule is highlighted by a Jan. 15 matchup against defending NCAA champion Connecticut as well as a Dec. 9 game against ’99 NCAA champion Purdue.

Irish women’s basketball season tickets remain on sale at $35 for adults (for a 15-game package), $28 for Notre Dame faculty and staff and $80 for a family pass. Tickets are available by contacting the Notre Dame ticket office at 219-631-7356.