If you love football, you should love this place! From the moment you enter this place, you are surrounded with it!
General admission is $12, but there is a reduced rate of $8 for college students and under.
Notre Dame is one of the most prestigious college football teams in history! Their fans are everywhere, and everyone wants to go to the games! Their stadium holds over 80,000 fans, and is always sold out! If you're planning on going to South Bend, try to get some tickets -- They're hard to get!
Equipment: Football is a tough sport and is played in any weather! Be sure to bring a blanket, wear a hat, gloves and warm socks, too! The best idea is to wear lots of layered clothing! I wore 3 long-sleeved shirts, a sweatshirt and a warm jacket, and it still started to get cold by the second half of the game!
You can take the South Shore train from Chicago to South Bend where you can catch a bus to the game.
After all the hype I keep hearing of how Notre Dame Football home games draw in THOUSANDS of visitors and add MILLIONS of dollars to the local economy, I decided to go take in a home game.
I went out for a little walk at "half time"
Hmm.. WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE?
By half time most ND fans had already packed up and left..
Air Force beat Notre Dame 41-24 for its worst loss to a service academy since 1963
Equipment: Bring a cooler of beer and your camera and see if you can find the THOUSANDS of people that a ND Football home game attract.
The University of Notre Dame is most notably known for its exceptional football program. Regarded as one of the greatest college football dynasties in history, the Fighting Irish have won 11 concensus national championships and produced 7 Heisman Trophy winners. Some notable football greats are Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning running back Paul Hornung, as well as future Hall of Famers such as wide receiver Tim Brown (the last member of the Fighting Irish to win the Heisman Trophy) and running back Jerome Bettis. The Fighting Irish are synonymous with their coaches, a number of whom have become legends based on their outstanding won-loss records achieved while coaching the team, most notably Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz.
Equipment: Notre Dame Victory March
Rally sons of Notre Dame
Sing Her glory and sound Her fame
Raise Her gold and blue and cheer with voices true
Rah Rah for Notre Dame
We will fight in every game
Strong of heart and true to Her name
We will ne'er forget Her
And cheer Her ever
Loyal to Notre Dame
Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame,
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send the volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky,
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to Victory.
If you ask an American for a legendary college football team, chances are high that he answers: "Notre Dame Fighting Irish".
Chances are also high, that if you ask the University of Notre Dame ticket office for football tickets none are left. Each spring all home and away tickets are offered first to the university's contributing alumni. The demand most often exceeds those tickets available. Season football tickets have not been made available to new customers for over 30 years and a waiting list does not exist.
But how can you still enjoy the magic of one of the best college football teams? You can take a guided stadium tour or enjoy the spirit on campus or in on of South Bend´s sports bars during a game.
What I recommend would be a visit of Joyce Center on campus. It contains a huge collection of photos, cups, articles and other artifacts about the history of Notre Dame sports. A real Notre Dame Hall of Fame.
The University of Notre Dame has an excellent football team. The Fighting Irish has won a lot of recognition over the past several years. If you are a football fan, be sure to reserve your tickets early. Also, parking on football days can be very difficult to find. Be sure to arrive early.
The Silver Hawks are part of the class A Midwest League and they play their home games at Stanely Coveleski Regional Stadium. Built in 1988, 'the Cove,' initiated the minor league stadium building boom that is still sweeping the nation. The views are spot on, but what a difference a year makes: the current ownership group has really let the stadium go downhill. Watch out for pools of water, wasps and surly stadium workers.
Coveleski was a South Bend resident and a Hall of Fame spitball pitcher whose career spanned the 1920s. He ran a filling station in town which quickly became a hangout for kids who wanted to pick up a few baseball tips (which Coveleski gladly dispensed!) He's still refered to as the 'Pied Piper of South Bend' for the line of kids which always seemed to trail him.
FYI, a 'Silver Hawk' (always two words) was a vehicle model once produced by Studebaker, not some kind of bird.
IT WAS SUMMERTIME, SO there was no football game going on, but there was another activity that gave us an excuse to slip inside the stadium and see it. photos attached.