April 17, 2008
Due to construction on campus and at Notre Dame Stadium, all fans attending the Blue-Gold Spring Football Festival are encouraged to take note of the following information regarding general admission seating, parking and ticket information:
GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING
Other than the gold seats on the east side of Notre Dame Stadium, all seats for the 79th Annual Blue-Gold Game are general admission and are on first-come, first-served basis. Stadium gates will open at 11:00 a.m.
SECTIONS 20-36 CLOSED AT NOTRE DAME STADIUM
Due to construction currently underway at Notre Dame Stadium, sections 20-36 will be closed for the Blue-Gold Game. There will not be any seating in the lower bowl of the west side of the stadium (press box side) from goal post to goal post.
Students of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and Holy Cross will be allowed to sit in the upper bowl of the west side of the stadium (press box side). No one will be allowed to sit in the lower bowl on the west side of the stadium. Students should enter via Gate E and admission is free with a valid ID.
Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Parking is FREE of charge. Please follow the directions and instructions of parking attendants, police and security staff. Lots will open at 7:00 a.m.
Early arriving patrons should proceed to campus from the south via Edison Road and Angela Blvd. to the parking lots located south of the Joyce Center and Stadium. These lots are expected to fill up quickly.
North of the stadium, parking is available in the Library and D2 North lots. These should be accessed via Twyckenham Parkway. Proceed west on Bulla Road to Library Lot. D2 North lots are available from Douglas Road and then proceed south on Wilson Drive to the lot.
In addition, the White Field parking area (located west of Juniper Road between Douglas and Pendle Roads) will be available and can be accessed from Cleveland Road via southbound on Juniper Road.. Transpo buses will be on hand to shuttle fans from White Field to the Library Circle beginning at 7:00 a.m. and until 4:00 p.m. The entrance to the White Field directly from the Toll Road will NOT be open.
DISABLED PATRON PARKING
Limited disabled patron parking will be available in the lots south of the Joyce Center and Notre Dame Stadium. In addition, accessible shuttle transportation will be available from the White Field parking area. A government issued hang tag or registration is required for access to disabled parking areas.
BUSES and RV PARKING
Parking of buses and RV's (overnight parking prohibited) will be available, please proceed to campus from the south via Edison Rd. and Angela Blvd and follow the directions of the parking attendants.
The Notre Dame Stadium ticket will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. All ticket sales and will call will be at this location.
Only general admission tickets remain for the 78th Annual Blue-Gold Game and can be purchased in advance at www.und.com/tickets. Ticket prices will increase on Saturday to $15 for adults and $10 for youths (18 years and under).
SAFETY / SECURITY
Notre Dame Security Police, assisted by other police agencies will have a presence in Notre Dame Stadium and will conduct patrols of various parking areas to promote a family friendly environment and to enforce laws. Also, smoking is now prohibited in Notre Dame Stadium.
NEW RECYCLING INITIATIVE
Expanding on a student initiative from this past fall, Notre Dame will be starting a campus-wide recycling program for Gamedays this Saturday both in Notre Dame Stadium and the parking lots.
Student volunteers will distribute recycling and trash bags to tailgaters and visitors will be asked to put their recyclable items in the blue recycling containers. Recyclable items include glass bottles, plastic water bottles, plastic beverage cups and cardboard containers.