A steady stream of information was coming from the Notre Dame Football office on Thursday. The information released includes the 2021 home game ticket information, as well as the home schedule times with NBC. This is much anticipated information as many fans have been inquiring as to what is going to go on for the 2021 football season. It appears that the University is working on capacity numbers as a way of defining how tickets will be distributed.
2021 Football Season Tickets
Per the press release from the University on Thursday afternoon, “prior to tickets going on sale (i.e. season tickets, alumni lottery, single game), the University will communicate the capacity for Notre Dame Stadium and other campus events surrounding a football weekend (i.e. parking, tailgating, traditions, etc).”
Season Ticket Renewals
“For those who are currently season ticket members, your renewal information will be distributed via email the week of May 24 (season ticket members who rolled over their 2020 payments will have the amount credited toward their 2021 ticket costs)”
New Season Ticket Members
“Notre Dame is currently accepting deposits for new season ticket members. For more information on becoming a season ticket member, visit und.com/FootballTickets“
Football Ticket Lottery
“Eligible Lottery participants will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in early July.”
Single Game Tickets
“Single game tickets will go on sale in mid-August.”
Home Game Schedule With NBC Sports Release
The 2021 Notre Dame Football season enters is 31st year with NBC Sports. The schedule includes four games that kickoff at 2:30 PM EST. Those games are (Toledo 9/11, Purdue 9/18, Cincinnati 10/2, and the Georgia Tech (Senior Day) 11/20). Two games back-to-back in prime time (USC 10/23 and UNC 10/30). Navy will be the lone 3:30 PM EST game.
Games that have an interesting significance on the schedule are the September 18th Purdue game. Drew Brees will be calling his second game in the both with Milke Tirico against his alma mater. The next game in a reunion of sorts is the October 2nd game against Cincinnati. Head Football Coach Brian Kelly left Cincinnati for the vacant spot at Notre Dame after Charlie Weis was let go. Defensive Coordinator Marcus Freeman also left Cincinnati to fill the vacancy left by Clark Lea who went to Vanderbilt.
The game that every Notre Dame fan has circled on their calendar is the Navy vs Notre Dame game. That game will be on November 6th. Last year was the first time in 93 years that the two teams did not meet up on the grid-iron. Now that rivalry is renewed after being forced not to play due to COVID 19 protocols last season.
The Wrap Up
A busy information is always good for those who want to talk Notre Dame football. With ticket information coming out and home kick-off times being released some possible change is in the air. Having dates to mark on a calendar and probably somethings to debate, are all signs that there will be a football season. There is also appears to be a chance for fans in some capacity to get back on campus. Hang in there folks, the winds of change are coming. All you need to do is keep the faith.
Cheers and Go Irish! ☘🏈🌩