Masks optional for vaccinated fans at Notre Dame football games

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The Notre Dame Athletics Department has announced football gameday polices for the 2021 season, which includes optional mask-wearing for vaccinated guests while outdoors.


  • Masks will be optional for vaccinated guests while outdoors or in non-enclosed spaces
  • Non-vaccinated guests are expected to wear masks while on campus
  • All guests are required to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status

Parking & tailgating

  • Tailgating in University lots will return for the 2021 season
  • Campus lots will open at 8 a.m. for the first two games
  • Opening times for campus lots for the rest of the games will be announced at a later date


  • The Player Walk, Football Fridays at the Eck, and other outdoor traditions will return for the 2021 season

Pep rally

  • A student-centric pep rally will be held before the first home game of the season and will be open to the public

Cashless venue

  • All vendors and concession stand inside Notre Dame Stadium will only accept payment in the form of credit or debit card

Click here for more information about football at Notre Dame this season.

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