Notre Dame holding Fan Day Aug. 15

Published 2:56 pm Wednesday, August 5, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Fans looking to get a sneak peek of the 2009 Notre Dame football team are invited to attend Fighting Irish Football Fan Day on Saturday, Aug. 15 inside Notre Dame Stadium.

The practice starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until 11:30 a.m. and is free to everyone in attendance.

Led by head coach Charlie Weis, the Irish coaching staff will run the football team through its only public practice for two and a half hours, weather permitting.

The ’09 Irish are the most experienced team to play for Weis and feature 18 returning starters and 46 returning monogram winners.

All fans must enter through Gate D at Notre Dame Stadium. Gate D will open at 8:30 a.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis in the lower bowl on the west side of the Stadium.

Stadium concession stands will not be open but fans will be allowed to enter with non-alcoholic beverages in plastic containers.

Notre Dame ushers will be present at the gates and throughout the Stadium and will remove any patrons who bring in alcoholic beverages or glass containers. Restrooms will be open in the lower bowl of Notre Dame Stadium.

Autographs and/or photos with the players or coaches will not be available prior to, during or following practice.

Fans are encouraged to park in the lots located just south of the Stadium and Joyce Center or in the Library parking lots.

Tailgating prior to and following practice will not be permitted. If weather forces the team to practice inside, the event will not be rescheduled.