Notre Dame Stadium - Football

For all the legendary players and memorable moments it has hosted over the past 449 games, Notre Dame Stadium has unquestionably developed a lore of its own. The stadium, which celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2015, continues to be one of the most recognizable and revered structures in the world of sport.

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Originally designed by Osborn Engineering Company - the same firm that designed Comiskey Park in Chicago and New York's Yankee Stadium and Polo Grounds - the total cost of construction exceeded $750,000 and it was patterned on a smaller scale after the University of Michigan's stadium. The 1996 season was the final one played with the customary 59,075 fans at Notre Dame Stadium. A $50-million expansion adding over 21,000 seats was completed before the 1997 kickoff, bringing capacity to its present-day 80,795.It was the success of Knute Rockne's football teams that prompted the addition of the original Notre Dame Stadium to the University's athletics plant back in 1930. The spirit that was imbued by that Rockne era - and has been sustained by seven Heisman Trophy winners and dozens more All-Americans who have competed there - has changed little in eight decades of football at Notre Dame Stadium.unquestionably developed a lore of its own. The stadium, which celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2015, continues to be one of the most recognizable and revered structures in the world of sport.

Though Rockne had a chance to coach in the new facility only in its initial season of use, he took a personal hand in its design. The sod from Cartier Field was transplanted into the new Stadium, but Rockne insisted on its use for football only. He kept the area between the field and the stands small to keep sideline guests, as he called them, to a minimum - and he personally supervised the parking and traffic system that basically is the same one in use today.

Notre Dame Stadium, maybe the most renowned college football facility in the nation, now qualifies as one of the most up to date as well, thanks to a major addition and renovations that boosted its capacity to more than 80,000 beginning with the 1997 campaign. The 1996 season was the final one played with the customary 59,075 fans at Notre Dame Stadium. A $50-million expansion adding over 21,000 seats was completed before the 1997 season kickoff. To upgrade on the 1997 renovation, two new scoreboards were installed in both end zones before the 2009 season that utilize the latest in LED-screen technologies.

 

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Office Number: 574-631-                

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                     Head Coach                  

            Brian Kelly

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                  Video Coordinator

            Tim Collins

              7750 timothy.m.collins.8@nd.edu
                  Senior Staff Assistant                    

         Joy McCausland                                          

              7475 mccausland.2@nd.edu
   Associate AD for Football Operations                                                        

          Chad Klunder         

             7475 cklunder@nd.edu
       Coordinator of Footall Operations 

         Jason Michelson          

              7737        michelson.1@nd.edu                                                    
              Assistant Athletic Trainer

           Steve Smith

              3317 steven.j.smith.777@nd.edu 
                     Media Relations

         Michael Bertsch                                       

             8642 michael.r.bertsch.3@nd.edu
                  Equipment Manager

         Ryan Grooms

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