From the classroom to the boardroom, your kitchen table to your parish hall, you are Notre Dame to the world. Your good works and generosity ensure that the mission entrusted to us by Father Sorin 168 years ago will be passed on and on. Thank you.
The Irish first played their games on Cartier Field, located at that time just north of the current stadium site. As the University’s national football reputation expanded, thanks to the coaching of Knute Rockne, however, the need for a new home for the Irish was voiced.
“The sod that carpets the floor of this stadium is rich in traditions. For a quarter of a century, athletes who have added to the fame of Notre Dame have raced over its emerald surface carrying our colors to victory, or have opposed with their bodies charging opponents seeking the coveted goal line.” –Frank Hering, 1896 team captain