Updated: December 01, 2020 at 10:12AM

2020 Football Season

Syracuse Game Ticketing Reminder

Thank you for your support of Notre Dame football this season. As indicated prior to the start of the football season, please keep in mind that the tickets made available to faculty or staff for the Dec. 5 game vs. Syracuse University are for your personal use. For the health and safety of our Notre Dame community, your guests at the game must be members of your immediate household.

You will be required to present your Notre Dame Faculty/Staff ID to enter the Stadium on Dec. 5. Notre Dame Student ID’s will not be an allowable means for entry. If you have lost your Notre Dame Faculty/Staff ID or are in need of a spousal ID, set up an appointment with the campus card office at (574) 631-7814 or schedule an appointment online

New for 2020

  • Masks must be worn on campus at all times (other than while eating or drinking) and are a requirement (without exceptions for medical reasons) to enter Notre Dame Stadium. (Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear masks.)
  • All attendees are required to practice physical distancing throughout the duration of the game and should watch the game in their designated seat location.
  • Tailgating, loitering and open containers will not be permitted anywhere on campus.
  • During a home football weekend (Friday and Saturday), there will be no game day related activations, events, hospitality, or gatherings on campus, outside of the football game itself. Game day traditions, such as the Player Walk, pep rallies and Friday tunnel tours will not take place.
  • Campus buildings, including the Joyce Center, will not be open to the public on game day. Exceptions to this include the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and Morris Inn, unless otherwise specified. Legends will be closed on Dec. 5.
  • For afternoon home games, post-game Mass will be offered 30-minutes following the conclusion of the game and on Sundays at 10am and Noon at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  For night games, Vigil Masses will be offered on Saturday at 5pm. The full Mass schedule is on the Campus Ministry website.
  • The Murnane Family Ticket Office windows will not be open on home football game days. Ticket resolution stations will be operational on game day and located at Notre Dame Stadium Gate B & C.
  • Concession outlets typically located outside the stadium and at other locations throughout campus will not be available (e.g. portable stands, student concessions, etc)

Health and Safety

  • Masks must be worn on campus at all times (other than while eating or drinking) and are a requirement (without exceptions for medical reasons) to enter Notre Dame Stadium.
    • Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear masks. 
  • All attendees are required to practice physical distancing throughout the duration of the game and should watch the game in their designated seat location.
  • Prior to coming to campus, all attendees are required to conduct a personal health check. To reduce the risk of transmission, those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive should not attend the game. 
  • As part of the University's efforts to provide a safe and sanitary environment, "HERE" campaign signage is located throughout the Stadium that is consistent with the guidelines promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials. 
  • Robust stadium cleaning and sanitation protocols have been developed to address high touch surfaces, restrooms and concession stands. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been positioned throughout the concourses.

Parking and Transportation

2020 Football Parking Map

  • Parking lots will open 2 hours prior to kick off for ticketed guests. Parking will be complimentary and a mobile game ticket must be shown to gain entrance to the controlled event lots on game day.
  • Zipper parking will continue this season with all cars using the Joyce, Compton, Stadium, and Walsh Architecture lots. Additional parking in White Field and the Burke Golf Course will not be utilized.
  • Shuttle Services will not be utilized during the 2020 season based on stadium capacity and proximity of parking.
  • ADA parking will be available within the various lots with ADA-designated spots.
  • Courtesy carts will not be available.

Tailgating Policies

  • Any form of tailgating on campus will not be permitted during the 2020 season. 
    • Guests are prohibited from loitering in parking lots after parking their vehicle. 
    • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on campus and in University parking lots.


  • For guests attending the game, mobile ticketing will be instituted for all ticketed sports at the University. Available via a fan’s smartphone, mobile ticketing will offer a secure, convenient, and, most importantly, contactless exchange of tickets when entering events on campus. 
    • Suggested entry times and designated gates will be included on and encouraged via mobile tickets.
    • For the Dec. 5 game, all ticketed faculty and staff should enter via Gates B & C.


  • Ticket resale is not permitted.
  • Notre Dame Faculty and Staff attending the game will be expected to show a Notre Dame ID to enter the Stadium.

Ticket Resolution Stations

  • Mobile ticket resolution stations will be located at Notre Dame Stadium Gates B & C.
  • Visit the ticket resolution stations for ADA seating accommodations

Murnane Family Ticket Office

  • The Murnane Family Ticket Office windows will be closed on game day. All ticket needs or exchanges will take place at the resolution stations.

Entrance to Stadium

  • Stadium gates and designated doors of Corbett and Duncan will open 90-minutes prior to kick off.  Ticketed patrons are encouraged to arrive at their suggested entry time and maintain physical distancing while in line.
  • Guests will be directed to enter an assigned gate or door, as indicated on their mobile ticket. 
  • Gates B & C will be available for fan ingress. 
  • The existing Clear Bag Policy will remain in effect for the 2020 season. Clear Bag Policy
  • Modified Screening:
    • Designated entry lanes at each gate have been spread out to accommodate physical distancing in line queues.
    • A modified, contactless screening process will be implemented for fans upon entry. Fans will be directed to carry their approved clear bag through the Stadium gate metal detectors (rather than removing items from bags and placing onto trays).
    • Guests will not be required to remove belts, cell phones, coins, jewelry, watches, wallets, shoes, or other small objects (keep items in pockets).
  • Changes to the permitted/prohibited items include:
    • Permitted: Hand sanitizer (not to exceed 4oz.) 
    • Prohibited for the Dec. 5 game: Translucent, plastic, empty water vessels
    • Prohibited: Halloween-style masks (CDC approved masks required)
    • Prohibited and Permitted Items
  • Guest Entry: 
    • Gate B & C are designated for Notre Dame faculty & staff as well as the limited number of external guests, who will enter via the far southernmost portal.
    • The southernmost portal at Gate A will be designated for Notre Dame player families.  Other portals at Gate A will not be available for ingress 
    • Gates D, and E will not be available for ingress


  • For the Notre Dame vs. Syracuse game on December 5th, no food will be offered in concession stands.  Bottled water, soft drinks, hot chocolate, and coffee will be available for purchase. Thank you for your understanding, as the health and safety of our community is our highest priority.
    • As a reminder guests are prohibited from bringing their own food or beverages into Notre Dame Stadium on game day.


  • The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore will open from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Eddy Street Bookstore will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Retail shops located inside Notre Dame Stadium on the lower main concourse will be open (The mid level and upper level retail shops will not be open).
  • Plexiglass shields will be installed at all operational retail points of sale.
  • Credit card readers are pin pad enabled and will be sanitized between transactions. Guests will not be in contact with the cashier.
  • Portable retail locations outside Notre Dame Stadium, the Stadium Shop outside Gate B and the Leep Varsity Shop at the Joyce Center will not be operational this season.

Stadium Amenities

  • Throughout the stadium, modifications have been implemented to promote contactless engagement and transactions. Cash transactions will strongly be discouraged this season.
    • Printed game programs will not be available for sale this season. On a game-by-game basis, a complimentary digital program can be downloaded at und.com.
    • The seat cushion program will not be available in the Stadium concourse for fans to rent on a game-by-game or on a season-long basis.
    • Phone charging stations will not be available inside Notre Dame Stadium this season (concourse or premium areas).
    • ATM Machines will not be available inside or outside Notre Dame Stadium.
    • Drinking fountains inside Notre Dame Stadium will not be operational. Beverages will be available for purchase at concession stands throughout the stadium.


  • All elevators will have reduced capacities and will feature “HERE we stand” decals on cab floors and “Maximum Occupancy” signs inside cab walls.
  • The Stadium elevator in the east concourse (near section 10/110) will be available for ADA patrons. 


  • Available restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the duration of the game. 
  • Restroom doors will remain propped open whenever possible.

First Aid

  • The following First Aid Rooms will be open on game day:
    • At section 11 (east side, lower concourse)
    • A secondary location on the west side, lower concourse
  • The upper concourse First Aid Rooms will be closed.
  • First Aid Rooms will be disinfected prior to and throughout the game. 
  • For health and safety reasons, First Aid Rooms will not be available for nursing mothers. For more information or to access the new room designated for nursing mothers during the game, please see a Stadium usher.

Exiting the Stadium

  • Guests should use best judgment when departing the Stadium. Take time while leaving and respect others' desire for physical distancing.
  • If at any time during the game, an emergency situation arises, guests will be notified via public address and the videoboard. In the event of inclement weather, fans will be directed to shelter in place in the Stadium concourses. Surrounding buildings have also been identified in the event the concourse capacity is exceeded. Guests should follow the directions of Stadium personnel. 2020 Shelter In Place Evacuation Plan
  • Tailgating is not permitted post-game.

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