This is an exciting time to be a part of the 125th year of Notre Dame Football! Eligible members of the Notre Dame Family will have the opportunity to apply for bowl tickets via the annual bowl ticket lottery. Once appropriate, an email will be sent to those eligible containing the information needed to apply for tickets via the online process. High levels of demand are anticipated for this year's bowl game tickets. A lottery will be conducted should demand exceed supply. Please take the time to review the F.A.Q.'s listed below to help with the process.
If I won in the lottery when will I get my tickets? The tickets will be sent out via FedEx standard overnight delivery on Monday December 17th. Delivery may take longer to some locations.
When can I expect to get the refund to my credit card for the tickets that I did not win in the lottery? The refund process has already begun. Those that were unsuccessful should see a credit on their card no later than 12/22.
If a student won a ticket and is unable to attend the game, is there a way I can purchase that ticket? No. Tickets are non-transferrable and may only be used by the winning student.
What is the ticket office going to do with all the student tickets that were not picked up in Miami? It is expected that all student tickets will be claimed.
Is there any way to buy tickets on site for the game? Should you choose to pursue a secondary market option, we suggest you ensure a ticket validity guarantee is provided.
How can I get on a waiting list in case of any cancellations? There is no wait list. Cancellations are not expected.
Where does the $25 processing fee go? Please know that the $25 non-refundable lottery processing fee (a lesser fee was charged for student applications) is not a revenue generation item. In fact, less than $1 million was collected with these per application (NOT per ticket) fees. The fee covers the many costs of conducting the most inclusive BCS Championship game ticket lottery in recent history. These costs include credit card transaction fees, associated bowl mailings, ticket shipping, internet transaction fees, processing charges and others. As such, the Athletic Department is able to maximize the benefit to the University from any bowl revenues. This fee has been part of all Notre Dame Football ticket lotteries for decades and was NOT instituted for the bowl.
If I won through Anthony Travel, will I still be charged the $25 application fee through the ticket office? Those who won in the lottery with an Anthony Travel package will be refunded in full including the $25 application fee.
How can I find out about ND events taking place at the BCS game in Miami? The links below will have all events posted as they are determined.
Will Notre Dame be having a 'watch party' on campus for the game? There are no plans at present, but discussions are underway.
What is the general criteria surrounding the "one's relationship with the University." Did only those who have donated the most over the longest period win the lottery? Or is there a chance that those who have not been able to contribute as much may still have won tickets? While the University would prefer if all students, alumni, fans, friends, parents, faculty and staff were able to purchase tickets for the bowl game, the demand and the relative small size of the allotment did not allow for such. However, given the design of the lottery process, a minimum of 5% from each eligible constituency did win tickets. These low win rates are simply a function of the staggering and extraordinary demand for tickets.
Why did I not receive an email about the bowl ticket lottery? While the Ticket Office made an effort to reach all eligible through the November direct mail postcard, the November 24th email as well as website and social media presence, it is possible that you were missed. As such, please take the opportunity to update your information with the University Alumni Files Office at 574-631-7959 and the Athletic Department Ticket Office via 574-631-7356 email@example.com
Who is eligible to apply for bowl tickets?
Members of the Notre Dame Family including qualifying contributing Alumni, Monograms, Parents of current Undergraduate students, Faculty and Staff, Season Ticket Holders and other friends of the university. Feel free to contact the Notre Dame Ticket Office to verify eligibility at 574-631-7356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I apply for tickets, am I guaranteed to receive tickets?
No. If demand exceeds supply, a weighted lottery will be conducted. This is a lottery based on your relationship with the university.
If I'm eligible, how do I apply for tickets?
Tickets can be applied for online only at und.com/tickets once appropriate. Paper applications will not be mailed.
How do I apply online?
You will receive an email as bowl details come together containing your appropriate log in information and a link to the website. Feel free to verify your email address on file with the Notre Dame Ticket Office at 574-631-7356 or email@example.com
How many tickets can I apply for?
Your online application will list the number of tickets you are eligible to apply for.
If I fall into multiple categories of those who are eligible, will I receive multiple ticket applications similar to the annual lottery in the spring?
No. You receive one application with the highest priority qualified for.
What is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply will be listed in your email. The deadline to apply for the bowl lottery was Monday, December 3 at 5pm.
Do I have to pay in full when I apply?
Yes. When applying, the cost of the tickets plus any handling fees must be paid in full.
How/when will I find out if I was successful for tickets?
Results will be published online at ticketlottery.nd.edu starting Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
If I'm successful in the lottery, when can I expect my tickets?
If successful, tickets are targeted to ship via FedEx on Monday, December 17, 2012. Tickets may take 2-3 business days to arrive.
If I'm unsuccessful in the lottery, when can I expect a refund?
If unsuccessful, refunds will be issued shortly after results are made public.
Are all the tickets the same price?
Maybe. Prices vary from bowl to bowl. Each bowl also contains multiple prices. You will be able to apply for tickets at one specific price level based on your relationship with the university.
Is it possible that I will receive tickets at a lower price than what I applied for?
Yes. You be able to apply for tickets at one specific price level. Should you receive tickets priced less than what you applied for, a refund will be issued promptly after the lottery is conducted.
Will I be able to group tickets with another member of the Notre Dame Family?
No. Group seating is not available for bowl games.
Are students eligible for tickets?
Yes. Students will receive an email with more specific information as bowl details emerge.
Will tickets be made available to the public?
Tickets are being offered first to the Notre Dame Family. If tickets remain, a public sale would be held at that time.
Are there any fees above the price of the tickets that I should be aware of?
Yes there is a $25 non-refundable processing fee. >
If I require ADA seating, what should I do?
Please apply for the lottery via the online process. After applying, please make the ticket office aware of any accommodations you may need. If successful in the lottery, the ticket office will make accommodations based on your request.