Fans flood campus for Notre Dame game weekend

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Fans can watch the Notre Dame vs. USC game with ease on their home televisions, but for thousands of Fighting Irish fans that isn't enough.

The Notre Dame ticket office said it is sold out of tickets for Saturday's big game, leaving eager fans to resort to online ticketing websites or in-person ticket brokers stationed around the Notre Dame campus.

Some ticket brokers said that demand, and consequently prices, are down this year compared to last. Compared to the hay day of Irish football in the 1980's, seasoned brokers say the numbers just can't compare.

Sites like Stub Hub and E-bay had single seats starting at $150 as of Friday afternoon. A significant increase over their face value.

Despite price and availability fans of both schools seem to have no trouble handing over the money to see their beloved football teams battle on the field.

"You're always nervous when you play USC," said Jeff Linton, a Notre Dame alum and resident of Orange County, California, "I think we'll come out fine, we'll look for big things and hope for a big victory."

The Notre Dame rivalry with Southern Cal is arguably the most hyped game of the season, but despite the animosity on the field, some visiting fans had only nice things to say about the Irish.

"The campus is gorgeous. If you're a Trojan you want to come to the Notre Dame game no matter what. The fans are nice whether they win or lose," said USC supporters Allen and Cheryl Spooner.


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