With the highest winning percentage among all college football programs at .733 all-time, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been a cornerstone in collegiate football since the school’s inaugural football season in 1887. The school is recognized for its 13 national championships and has produced more players in the NFL than any other college’s history. With the mark of the school’s 227th season in 2014, Notre Dame football tickets will also be the most expensive ticket in college football on the secondary market for upcoming games at Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana.
The Notre Dame football schedule will welcome the Rice Owls in the season opener on August 30 and the game will see the cheapest prices of the year for home games on the Notre Dame football schedule at home. Season average for Notre Dame football tickets is $225.53, but August 30 Notre Dame vs Rice tickets currently average at $150.28 on the secondary market, 33.3% below season average. The school’s most expensive game will be the following week against the Michigan Wolverines as the annual rivalry will take place on August 6. Average secondary price for August 6 Notre Dame football tickets is $552.53, nearly 145% above season average.
Other opponents who will visit Indiana on the upcoming Notre Dame football schedule include Stanford, North Carolina, Northwestern and Louisville. The Fighting Irish will see their second most expensive game at home against North Carolina on October 11 as Notre Dame football tickets currently average at $264.03 on the secondary market, 17% above season average.
While Notre Dame football tickets serve as the highest-priced ticket among college football programs on the secondary market, the Fighting Irish will hope to improve on their 9-4 record from a season ago. The team suffered difficult losses to Michigan, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh and Stanford last season, though only dropped one home game against Oklahoma. With pivotal road games against Syracuse, Florida State and Navy on the 2014 Notre Dame football schedule, they will undoubtedly have their hands full with top tier talent under opposing lights. One of the most anticipated games on the Notre Dame football schedule will be against defending BCS National Champion Florida State Seminoles on October 18, which will be held at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
With the most NFL draft picks in college history, Notre Dame has seen 471 former student athletes selected by NFL teams. 63 have been selected in the first round and five have been number one picks. 45 former Irish have played in the Super Bowl while 36 have won on the NFL’s Biggest Stage. 10 players have been enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, including Curly Lambeau, George Trafton, Wayne Millner and Joe Montana. Notre Dame has been home to several of football’s most beloved players and continues to exhibit its prestige through its exemplary student athletes. As Notre Dame football tickets dominate the secondary ticket market, fans can expect the Fighting Irish to do the same on the field all season long as the season kicks off next month.