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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Tickets

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Tickets

Notre Dame is one of the most well-known and successful programs in the of college football. The Fighting Irish first played football in 1887 and have always played as an independent team.

Notre Dame won their first national championship in 1924 and won their last national championship in 1988. They have won nine other national titles during that period. The Fighting Irish have had seven Heisman Trophy winners and 96 Consensus All-Americans, which puts Notre Dame at the top of both lists in the NCAA. A record 49 former Fighting Irish players are enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, which is the most out of all NCAA schools.

Notre Dame Stadium Tickets

Notre Dame Stadium opened in 1930 and seats 80,795.

Night games are a rarity at Notre Dame Stadium. The first night game in Notre Dame's history happened in 1982. In the 2011 season, the Fighting Irish will host a night game for the first time in 21 years when they face off against Southern California.

One of the most notable aspects of Notre Dame Stadium is "Touchdown Jesus." The mural, painted on a campus library and visible from the stadium, depicts a resurrected Jesus who almost appears to be raising his arms like a referee would to signal a touchdown.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Rivalries

The Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry is the oldest in the country. Both teams first met in 1887 with Michigan leading the series 22-15-1. While this rivalry is a classic in college football, Notre Dame's rivalry with the University of Southern California Trojans is more significant.

USC and Notre Dame have met every year since 1926 except during WWII, and Notre Dame holds a 10 game advantage in the series at 43-33-5. The winner of the game takes home the Jeweled Shillelagh, a trophy in the shape of an Irish club. One of the most notable games occurred in 1988 when #1 Notre Dame defeated #2 USC en route to the National Championship.

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