Welcome to TickPick’s Notre Dame Stadium Seating Chart. Here we will cover everything you need to know before purchasing no fee Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football tickets, including seat views, student sections, premium seating, parking, and more.

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Notre Dame Stadium Seating Chart

Notre Dame Stadium History and Overview

Notre Dame Stadium is an on-campus stadium that’s home to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.  It’s located in Notre Dame, IN, and has been home to Fighting Irish football since opening in 1930.  Notre Dame Stadium has a current seating capacity of 77,622 that was bumped down a notch in 2017 during a renovation from the previous total of a relatively paltry sum of just under 60,000 that stood for decades until adding 21,000 seats for the 1997 season.  This stadium has housed some legendary teams that were led by the likes of Knute Rockne, Frank Lehy, and Ara Parseghian at head coach, leading the way for a program that has claimed a total of eleven NCAA Championships in its illustrious history.

Notre Dame Stadium Seat Breakdown

All seat numbers in Notre Dame Stadium follow a similar pattern where the lowest-numbered seat would be located on the right side of each section next to the lower-numbered section, so as you face the field from your seat, the lower-numbered seats will be the ones to your right.  Seat 1 in section 28 would be next to the highest-numbered seat at the end of section 27.

The majority of seats at the stadium are bleacher seating, meaning no chair backs. If you’re not thrilled with sitting on bare bleacher seats, be sure to bring a seat cushion.

Which Seats in Notre Dame Stadium Include Chairbacks?

The seats in premium seating zones (defined as Rows A-I) in lower level sections 8 through 12 and 26 through 30 have seating that includes chairbacks.  If you’re not sitting in these preferred areas, you may want to bring a seat cushion.

Where is the Notre Dame Sideline?

The Fighting Irish bench is located in front of sections 27 through 29, while the opponent’s bench will be in front of sections 9 through 11.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Student Section

Student seating within Notre Dame are located in sections 29 through 36.  
Student tickets for Fighting Irish football games sell out quickly since a limited amount are allotted to the student body. More importantly, you won’t be able to purchase student section tickets on the secondary market as only currently-enrolled Notre Dame students are eligible for these seats.  Student tickets are also only transferable to other Notre Dame students.

Notre Dame Stadium Club Seats

Club seating at Notre Dame Stadium is fairly scarce but there are a few new options that give fans a few different options that we’ve noted below.

Duncan Student Center 

Located along the western side of the stadium, the Duncan Student Center provides club seating between the 15 yard lines on levels 7 and 8 of the stadium.  Loge seats are also available from the goal line to the back pylon in the end zones in levels 7 and 8, which are situated high above the Notre Dame sideline.  These club seats provide amenities like private restroom, dining, and service bar access.

Corbett Family Hall

Along the east side of the stadium is Corbett Family Hall, which provides fans with club seating again high up in levels 7 and 8 of the stadium, between the 30 yard lines.  Loge seating is available from the 10 yard line out on level 7.  Seats within this club area also provides private restroom, dining, and service bar access.

Visiting Team Fan Sections

If you’re a fan of the opposing team traveling to South Bend to catch a game at Notre Dame Stadium, you’ll want to be sure to look for seats in the visitor seating area which is located in sections 14 through 16 on the lower bowl tier, and sections 114 through 116 in the sections within the tier right above.  If you’re an Irish fan, you may want to avoid these sections!

Best Seats at Notre Dame Stadium

As cliche as it is, there really isn’t a bad seat at Notre Dame Stadium; however, like any football stadium, the best viewing will come in the sections between the 30 yard lines, particularly in sections 9 through 12 and 27 on the student side and around 15 rows up in those sections so that your view isn’t obstructed by the team’s bench and players in front of you.  This will also provide enough rise to watch plays develop while still having a great view of the entire field.

Shuttles to Notre Dame Stadium

There are shuttle buses that run to and from the stadium that begin at 6 a.m. on game days, with at least one shuttle running throughout the entirety of the game.  Buses will run post-game for at least two (2) hours until all lines of fans are accommodated.

The shuttle picks up at the White Field Lot and Bulla Lot (which is ADA accessible), which are both pictured below along with the routes marked by the black arrows.

Parking and Tailgating at Notre Dame Stadium

The above image is a detailed map of the designated parking areas near Notre Dame Stadium.

There are a number of parking and tailgating options around Notre Dame Stadium on football game days.  Please go to the Notre Dame Parking and Tailgating Policies Page for a list of options and rules.

Tips/Rules/Regulations for Parking & Tailgating:
  • Arrive early so you have your pick of parking spot, but know that lots open no earlier than 7 a.m. for all home games, including night games.  From 7 a.m. through 9 a.m., vehicles may park in spots of their choosing within their lot, but after 9 a.m., vehicles are directed to park in the order in which they come in
  • Grilling is permitted, but all fires must be contained within grills
  • Alcohol is prohibited within the stadium as well as on central campus, and kegs are not permitted anywhere, including in parking and tailgating lots
  • The maximum vehicle size is 6.5 feet wide by 20 feet long, with no box trucks, motorcycles, trailers allowed
  • Amplified music (ie, too loud) or live band music are not allowed
  • Cell service can get spotty, so it’s advised to mark your tailgate with a large (unique) flag so friends and family can find you
  • Don’t be in a rush to leave after the game, you’re better off finishing your leftovers at your tailgate and waiting for traffic to die down

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