July 19, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The capacity of Notre Dame Stadium will increase slightly to 80,232 beginning with the 2000 football season.
The increase of 220 represents field seats in the southwest corner of the Stadium being made available to Notre Dame alumni clubs to assist in their scholarship fund-raising efforts.
Notre Dame Stadium capacity for the 1998 and '99 seasons was 80,012 -- making the Irish facility 15th largest in the country. The 1997 first-season capacity of 80,225 was based on computerized projections made prior to construction of the new seating areas.