Notre Dame prepares for chilly home game


Notre Dame fans are used to some chilly temperatures during home games, especially later on in the season.

However snow during a game can be historic when it comes to playing football in the snow at a Notre Dame game.

Many people know about the appropriately named “Snow Bowl in 1992 against Penn State.

There was another close call for a snowy game back in 2008.

A foot of snow was dumped on the stadium a day before a game and temp workers were brought in to shovel the snow in between the stands.

This year there's a new security policy that prohibits large bags from being brought into the stadium. However with a cold game ahead, fans are encouraged to bundle up, just be prepared to carry everything in.

Notre Dame Gameday Operations Mike Seamon says, “We do recommend to layer up. A lot of warm clothes, it’s going to be a long day. The game won't get done until 7:30. So if you plan on being on campus and we want you here… you are welcome here, we just ask that you dress appropriately for the weather.”

“We travelled a thousand miles to come to this game so there is no fair weather for us,” says BYU fan Ryan Cargun. “We are coming rain or shine or snow or sleet. We will be there.”

Fans can bring blankets, seat cushions and large parkas into the stadium.

Fans should know though that large coats or ponchos will be inspected as usual when going through the gates.

Also it may take a little longer to get through the lines.


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