University of Notre Dame – Eck Visitors and Alumni Center

Fighting Irish Leprechaun and Friend

Over the past couple of weeks we have written about some of our experiences visiting the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and attending a home football game. You can find all of the articles we have written over the past two years over on our Notre Dame web page. Now, today's article is about the Eck Visitors Center. It is directly across the Hammes Bookstore. As stated on the Notre Dame interactive map: "The Visitors’ Center stands close to the Notre Dame … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football Season Tickets

Notre Dame Football Tickets - End Zone Seat

Last week I wrote about the pair of Notre Dame football tickets I purchased for the home game against the Stanford Cardinals from the Notre Dame Ticket Office as part of its 'friends of ND' sale back in July. Well, just a few days ago I obtained another pair from Don, a season ticket holder out in California, for the same game vs Stanford. Don is not able to attend that game and his seats are near the 30 yard line vs the tickets we originally purchased which were in the end zone. Now, why … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football Tickets 2010

Notre Dame Foot Ball Tickets 2010

Last year I wrote extensively about my first ever trip to South Bend, Indiana to visit the campus of the University of Notre Dame and to also attend a football game of the Fighting Irish. What a thrill. We even now have a Notre Dame page here on DailyHomeRenoTips.com listing all of the articles we wrote about last year's experience with lots of pictures and videos. So this year Harvey (who went with me last year for a guy's road trip) and I had already planned to attend the weekend of the … [Read more...]

University Of Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Day

Knights of Columbus Steak Sandwich on Game Day

Yesterday we wrote a lengthy article with lots of pictures and videos about the Friday before a home football game at the University of Notre Dame stadium. Today we recount our experiences on Saturday, game day, at the home of the Fighting Irish. First we went to the tail gate of Leon, a local Notre Dame fan we met during the week. Unfortunately when he told us to meet him around 10 am he had forgotten that he had to take his son to his basketball game that morning. So, he did not … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame Football Fridays

Ara Parseghian Statue

We have been writing (and sharing some of the pictures and videos we have taken) all week about our experiences in and around the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Today we quickly (because it has been a very long day already and tomorrow is game day ... another long day) write about our activities on the Friday on campus before the football game vs Boston College. It rained very heard during the night and rain was forecasted for most of the day. However, we were … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame, Luck Of The Irish and Fiddler’s Hearth

Gug and Four Horsemen Sculpture

We have been very, very fortunate ... some might say lucky ... on our trip to South Bend, Indiana and the University of Notre Dame. The first occurred when we received the Chicago Blackhawk tickets from Matt, which we wrote about yesterday. The second good fortune occurred when we crossed the border into the U.S.A. At customs, we ended up being assigned to a line in which the customs official seems to be taking and average of 7 to 10 minutes per vehicle. When it was finally our turn, we … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame – The Athletic, The Souvenirs and The Spiritual

Notre Dame Heisman Trophies

Yesterday we wrote and showed some of the pictures taken from our first impressions of the campus of the University of Notre Dame from a life long fan's perspective. We now continue this series on our week in South Bend / Mishawaka area. Yesterday we spent all day at the campus doing three different types of activities. One article cannot even come close to all that we experienced, so I will try and summarize our experiences today and leave for later articles in future weeks for more … [Read more...]

On The Road To South Bend and Notre Dame

Irish Guard and Touchdown Jesus

If you are reading article on its publication date, I should be on the road travelling to South Bend, Indiana to spend a week in and around the University of Notre Dame. It is a 7 to 8 hour drive from where I live east of South Bend, so I am told. As I have wrote previously, I have been a fan as long as I can remember. So, this vacation week sees me visiting for the first time ever the campus of the Fighting Irish, doing all the touristy things, and generally just trying to soak it all in. … [Read more...]

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