Updated: April 27, 2021 at 12:50PM

Blue Gold Football Page

Blue-Gold Game Fac/Staff Ticketing Reminder

Thank you for your support of Notre Dame football.  Please keep in mind that the tickets made available to Notre Dame faculty and staff for the Blue-Gold Game 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.

All Notre Dame faculty and staff attending the Blue-Gold Game on Saturday, May 1 will be required to present a valid Notre Dame ID to enter the Stadium.  All students attending the game will be required to present a valid ND/SMC/HC student ID for entry.  For faculty and staff in need of a replacement ID or a spousal ID, please set up an appointment with the campus card office at (574) 631-7814 or schedule an appointment online.

Blue-Gold Game General Information:

  • Tailgating, loitering and open containers are not permitted anywhere on campus.
  • During the weekend of the 2021 Blue-Gold Game (Friday and Saturday), traditional football game day related activations, events, hospitality, or gatherings on campus, outside of the game itself, will not be held 
    • As an exception, activities available only for students, will be scheduled on the Library Lawn and adjacent to the Stadium.  
  • Campus buildings, including the Joyce Center, will not be open to the public on game day, unless otherwise specified.
  • Post-game Mass at the Basilica will be offered on May 1 at 5pm. Full Mass schedule
  • The Murnane Family Ticket Office windows will not be open for the Blue-Gold Game.  However, a ticket resolution station will be operational and located at Notre Dame Stadium Gate B.

Health and Safety

  • Masks are a requirement (without exceptions for medical reasons) to enter Notre Dame Stadium and must be worn at all time.
    • 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.
  • 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. 
  • The stadium cleaning and sanitation protocols established during the 2020 football season will remain in place for the 2021 Blue-Gold Game. These protocols specifically address high touch surface areas, restrooms, and concessions stands. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations are positioned throughout the concourses.

Parking and Transportation

  • Parking for the Blue-Gold Game is complimentary and mobile passes/hang tags are not required to access the event lots.
  • There will be no traffic/roadway restrictions for vehicles approaching or leaving campus
  • Additional parking in White Field and the Burke Golf Course will not be utilized.
  • Shuttle services and courtesy carts will not be available.
  • ADA guests may park in designated accessible spots upon arrival. 

Tailgating Policies

  • Any form of tailgating on campus will not be permitted prior to, during, or after the Blue-Gold Game.
    • Guests are prohibited from loitering in parking lots after parking their vehicle.   
    • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on campus and in University parking lots.

Mobile Ticketing

  • For the 2021 Blue-Gold Game, all tickets are mobile and free of charge.  
  • Notre Dame faculty and staff tickets must be reserved in advance through the Athletics Ticket Office.  
    • Notre Dame faculty and staff are eligible to reserve a maximum of 6 tickets per person and all guests must be members of the immediate household.
    • Notre Dame faculty and staff attending the game will be expected to show a valid ND ID for entry (1 ID per household).
  • Students are not required to reserve tickets in advance, but will be required to show a valid student ID (ND/SMC/HC) for entry.
  • Ticket resale is not permitted.
  • Mobile tickets will be color-coded based on the type and location of entry: 
    • Notre Dame Faculty and Staff - Navy Blue - Enter Gate B
    • Notre Dame Player Guests - Gold - Enter Gate A, Southernmost Portal
    • Notre Dame Coaching Staff Guests - Green - Enter Door 4, Corbett Family Hall
    • Students - No Ticket Required - Enter Gate E
  • Ticket Resolution Station:
    • A mobile ticket resolution station will be located inside Gate B, between the metal detectors and the ticket scanners.  The ticket resolution station will remain until halftime. 
    • Visit the ticket resolution station for ADA seating accommodations.
  • Murnane Family Ticket Office:
    • The Murnane Family Ticket Office windows will be closed on Blue-Gold game day.  All ticket needs or exchanges will take place at the resolution station.

Entering the Stadium

  • Stadium Gates A, B, E, as well as Doors 4 and 17 will open for guests 60-minutes prior to kick off.  Gates C and D will not be available for ingress. 
  • Guests should enter the Stadium via their designated entry Gate or Door (also indicated on mobile tickets): 
    • Notre Dame Faculty and Staff - Enter Gate B
    • Notre Dame Player Guests - Enter Gate A, Southernmost Portal
    • Notre Dame Coaching Staff Guests - Enter Door 4, Corbett Family Hall
    • ND/SMC/HC Students - Enter Gate E
  • Entry lanes with metal detectors at each accessible Stadium Gate and Door have been spread out to accommodate and encourage physical distancing between guests. 
  • The existing Clear Bag Policy remains in effect for the 2021 Blue-Gold Game.
  • The modified screening process implemented during the 2020 football season will remain in place for the Blue-Gold Game:
    • When walking through metal detectors at the Stadium Gates and Doors, guests should keep all items on their person or in their approved clear bag to limit unnecessary contact.  
      • Belts, jewelry, watches, or shoes should not be removed.
      • Cell phones, keys, wallets, sunglasses, coins, and other small objects should be carried, or should remain in pockets or in approved clear bags.  
    • Guests should only remove items and place in trays if instructed to so by Stadium Personnel or if additional screening is required. 
  • The following changes to the permitted/prohibited items are in place for the Blue-Gold Game:
    • Permitted: Hand sanitizer (not to exceed 4oz.) 
    • Prohibited: All water bottles   
    • Prohibited: Halloween-style masks (CDC approved masks required)
    • Permitted/prohibited items (PDF)


  • For the Blue-Gold Game, only bottled water and soft drinks will be available for purchase at concession stands inside Notre Dame Stadium.  Hot chocolate and coffee may also be available for purchase (weather dependent).  Food will not be offered.  
    • As a reminder, guests are prohibited from bringing their own food or beverages into Notre Dame Stadium for the Blue Gold Game.
    • Thank you for your understanding, as the health and safety of our community is our highest priority.


  • Retail shops located inside Notre Dame Stadium on the lower main concourse will be open during the Blue-Gold Game.  
  • The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and the Hammes Bookstore & Cafe on Eddy St. will open on game day.  Hours of operation
  • The Stadium Shop outside Gate B and other portable retail locations outside Notre Dame Stadium will not be operational.
  • The Leep Varsity Shop at the Joyce Center will not be open on game day.

Stadium Amenities

  • The modifications implemented to promote contactless engagement and transactions during the 2020 football season will remain in place for the Blue-Gold Game.  All cash transactions are strongly discouraged.
  • The following amenities will not be available or operational inside Notre Dame Stadium:
    • Game programs  
    • Seat cushions
    • Phone charging stations (concourse or premium areas)
    • ATM machines 
    • Drinking fountains
    • Water dispensing stations (students-only) 
  • Elevators: 
    • All elevators will have reduced capacities and will feature “HERE we stand” decals on cab floors and “Maximum Occupancy” signs inside cab walls.
    • The elevator in the east concourse (near section 10/110) will be available, as needed
  • Restrooms: 
    • All lower concourse/mezzanine restrooms inside Notre Dame Stadium will be open and available to guests, in order to accommodate physical distancing and reduce line queues.
    • Available restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the duration of the game. 
    • Restroom doors will remain propped open whenever possible. 
  • First Aid: 
    • The lower concourse First Aid Rooms will be open on game day.
    • The upper concourse First Aid Rooms will be closed for guests, however the upper east First Aid Room will be available for nursing mothers. To request access to this space, please see a Stadium Usher.
    • First Aid Rooms will be disinfected prior to and throughout the game.

Exiting the Stadium

  • All Stadium Gates will be staffed and available for egress.  Guests should use best judgment and maintain physical distancing when exiting. 
  • If at any time during the game, an emergency situation arises, guests will be notified via public address.  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.
  • Tailgating is not permitted post-game.