Introduction to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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Notre Dame enjoys a strong tailgating tradition. Notre Dame Fighting Irish team is the football team of the University of Notre Dame and is located in South Bend, Indiana. The Fighting Irish are currently coached by Brian Kelly.
Notre Dame competes as an Independent at the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision level and is a founding member of the Bowl Championship Series coalition. The team plays its home games on Notre Dame’s campus at Notre Dame Stadium with a capacity of 80,795.

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Tailgating in cars and pickups at Notre Dame takes place at the Burke Golf Course Parking Lot and the White Field Parking Lot, while RVs may park near the intersection of Pendle and Juniper. Check out the game day parking map provided by the Notre Dame Security Police for more detailed information. The Burke Golf Course Lot requires that tailgaters present their game-day tickets.


Notre Dame charges $20 - $40 per car and $100 per RV.


Current rules include the following:

    • Follow the directions of the parking attendants. Park in the next space beside the preceding car that arrived. Do not hold adjacent space for late arrivals.
    • Use one space per car; use the aisles for tailgate parties, instead of using additional parking spaces.
    • Tailgate parties are not permitted during the game.
    • Kegs are not permitted in the parking lots.
    • Abuse of the rights of others as a result of the use of intoxicating beverages will not be tolerated in the parking lot or on any university grounds.
    • Large parties and the use of tents is not permitted on campus, including the parking lots.
    • Uniformed security officers lot supervisors, as well as roving patrol cars will be on duty in the parking lots before, during and after the game. In case of an emergency, advise the uniformed officers or the lot attendant’s supervisors. They will summon aid immediately.
    • Grilles using CHARCOAL are prohibited from use on university property. Numerous flyers and subsequent property damage have resulted from improper disposal of the charcoal. Grills using propane gas will be allowed. The maximum propane gas cylinder size allowed will be twenty (20) lbs.
    • All vehicles must be removed from the parking lots within three hours of the conclusion of the game.