March 26, 2001
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Spring football at Notre Dame always has been an opportunity for a
sneak preview of the football season to come.
The 2001 version of the Blue-Gold Spring Football Festival promises
to be even better than that. The Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2001.
"The Blue-Gold games always have been an early look at the season
to come, especially in terms of watching some of the up-and-coming freshmen
and sophomores," says Irish athletic director Kevin White.
"This year, we've added a series of unique programs to make the day
even more enjoyable and give our fans a chance to interact even more with
the players and coaches."
There are all kinds of new activities connected with the 72nd
annual Blue-Gold game (sponsored by the Notre Dame club of St. Joseph
Valley), including several opportunities to be up close and personal with
Irish coach Bob Davie and his players.
Pre-Game With the Irish
A limited number of special VIP credentials ($25 for adults, $15
for youths) entitle fans to a full day of activities with the Irish,
including joining the squad for its pre-game meal. A player or coach will
be seated at each table for the brunch to be held at the Joyce Center
Fieldhouse just east of Notre Dame Stadium. Then, VIP fans can sit either
in the gold chairback seats on the east side of the Stadium -- or they can
roam the east sidelines at field level for a closer view of the action.
View From the Top
There will be a limited number seats available ($50 each) in the
Notre Dame Stadium press box, where fans can have the same view as media
covering Irish football. Fans seated in the press box receive a game
program, spring football prospectus, as well as the same press box lunch
fare served to the media (hot dogs, soup, popcorn, soft drinks). You can
watch replays on the television monitors scattered throughout the press box
-- and you'll be kept updated on statistics throughout the contest.
Entertainment All Day Long
A free-to-all interactive fan fest will take place all day in the
south Stadium parking lot, with lots of attractions for all ages.
For the second year, former Notre Dame football players will take
part in a flag football game at 11:30 a.m. EST in the Stadium. All former
Irish football players will be invited back for the weekend.
All current Irish players and coaches again will be available for
photos and autographs on the field (weather permitting) following the
Tickets for the game itself, in advance, are $8 for adults ($10 day
of game), $6 for youths ($8 day of game). Proceeds benefit the scholarship
fund of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley.
General Admission Adult Tickets $8 each ($10 game day)
General Admission Youth Tickets (18 years and under) at $6 each ($8 game day)
Reserve "GOLD" Seating (East Side of Stadium) at $12
Group Sales of 20or more tickets (adult and/or youth) at $5
Pre-Game With The Irish Package at $25 for adult and $15 for youth each
View From The Top Package at $50 each
Call the Notre Dame Ticket Office at 219-631-7356.