Skip the dinner for two at your favorite restaurant this weekend and you just might save enough to pay for the most economically-efficient ticket in Notre Dame’s new tiered system. Granted, you will need to skip another date night to afford a ticket for your significant other, but you have nearly six full months to find the suitable weekend for that.
Notre Dame announced a new ticketing operation with eight publicly-available price points beginning at $45 and topping out at $250. The prices may vary depending on seat location and opponent.
Theoretically, the University will net as much income from this system in each of 2017 and 2018 as it did in 2016. Logic would indicate every dollar some tickets are cheaper is a dollar other tickets will be more expensive.
Season tickets will not see a price increase between 2017 and 2018, and the student season ticket package will decrease by $5, per the Saturday morning release.
Further Crossroads Improvements
Notre Dame and visiting teams will no longer share the same tunnel, with a new one installed in the northeast corner for the Irish opponents.
“To improve player and spectator safety,” all field seating will be removed. This includes the band. Let’s just call this the Golden Tate Adjustment. Notre Dame’s band will now sit in the student section.
The added tunnel and removal of field seating—combined with a widening of lower bowl seats by two inches up to 18 inches—will reduce Notre Dame Stadium’s total capacity to approximately 78,000. Previously, it fit 80,795 diehards.
More affordable ticket prices may be great and all—especially with families with young children wondering if the six-year-old’s first Irish memory is really worth that exorbitant figure—but the most-important improvements to Notre Dame Stadium may be the improved cell service and WiFi internet throughout the Stadium.
The announcement of the new ticketing system included one familiar line: “There will be no advertising” on the 96-by-54 foot video board being installed within Campus Crossroads.