Notre Dame first began playing organized football in 1887. In 1918, the Irish hired legendary head coach Knute Rockne. Rockne would lead Notre Dame to 6 national titles and 5 undefeated seasons. Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz have also coached the Fighting Irish to national championships, a total of 11. Notre Dame is one of only 5 schools with more than 800 wins. An Irish game is a treat for any fan of college football history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Notre Dame Fighting Irish football tickets.
2015 Notre Dame Season Preview
The Fighting Irish followed up a 2012 campaign where they reached the national championship, with a disappointing 9-4 season. Notre Dame also lost some significant talent to the NFL draft, including star offensive linemen Zack Martin and Chris Watt. But the story of the 2014 season in South Bend will be all about the return of Everett Golson. Golson led the Irish to the national championship as a freshmen, but it is unclear how the talented sophomore will respond from his season in exile. If he is the same player that he was in 2012, the offense looks primed to be one of the more dangerous attacks in the country, with a veteran unit of running backs and wide receivers to disperse the ball to. The defense is more of a question as the squad comes into the season with 5 sophomores starting. It is likely that 3 games will determine how far Notre Dame will rise this season. The final game of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry will be the biggest story of the early season, but the keys to the season will be Stanford, at Florida State, and at USC. If the Irish can win 2 of those 3 games, they will probably have a shot to make the college football playoff. If they win all 3? It will be hard to vote against them.
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football at Notre Dame Stadium Address: 1220 Angela Blvd, South Bend, Indiana, 46616
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish play their home games at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana, just north of South Bend. The stadium seats nearly 81,000 and with no modern scoreboards or JumboTrons, the stadium provides fans with a classic football experience which goes nicely with Notre Dame's rich tradition. Attend a game and you can see the landmarks of the Irish campus from the stands. The famous “Touchdown Jesus” mural on the school's library behind one end zone is particularly famous. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish home bench is on the Notre Dame Stadium sideline with sections 23-32. Notre Dame Stadium parking information is covered in our Fighting Irish event guide.
No rivalry has more national titles and All-Americans between the two teams than this one, so it’s easy to see why the date of this game should be circled every year. Never in the same conference and thousands of miles away from each other, this rivalry exists simply because it’s the best of the best. Go to this game if you want to see the best college football has to offer.
Notre Dame vs. Michigan
The Fighting Irish’s oldest rivalry, first played in 1887, is one between two of the best teams in the country. The rivalry is about to go cold soon with Notre Dame’s semi-move to the ACC, so get your fill of Wolverine-Irish football while you can.
Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship and Bowl Games
Hardly an amateur when it comes to Title Games, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have only played in one BCS National Championship Game. The Irish don’t belong to a specific league so they aren’t decorated with conference titles, but they have made 30 plus bowl appearances, winning close to half of them.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Event Guide
What are some of the best Notre Dame football gameday traditions?
The most obvious one is the 23.9 karat gold helmet that all Notre Dame players wear. The Irish have real gold particles in the paint. Notre Dame also has the most famous sign in sports, their “Play Like a Champion Today” sign is hung above the steps leading to the field. The players each touch the sign on their way on to the field.
How can I buy cheap Notre Dame Fighting Irish tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Notre Dame football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Notre Dame tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee opponents, like USC, Purdue and Navy, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Notre Dame tickets near face value.
What are the best places to eat in South Bend for a Notre Dame game?
Check Houlihans Restaurant & Bar which is a fan favorite. Fiddler’s Hearth will give you a taste of Irish food & drinks. LaSalle Grill is the best spot for fine dining in South Bend.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football schedule?
The Fighting Irish 2015-2016 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the University. Notre Dame plays as an FBS Independent, with historic rivalries against USC, Stanford, Navy and Michigan. Game times are announced by Notre Dame as soon as the TV schedule is set. Notre Dame's home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also battle USC for the Jeweled Shillelagh Trophy. If you are looking for Fighting Irish news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Notre Dame Fighting Irish team roster.
Who is the most famous Notre Dame football alumnus?
Few programs can boast the history that Notre Dame can, so it is only natural that the list of prominent Irish alumnus is as big as a phone book. Starting with George Gipp, Knute Rockne and Johnny Lujack. The list has to include such Notre Dame greats as Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Paul Hornung, Joe Montana, Joe Theismann, Nick Buoniconti, Tim Brown and Jerome Bettis.
Can I buy Notre Dame Fighting Irish football season tickets?
Notre Dame Fighting Irish season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Notre Dame football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Notre Dame Stadium.