Be prepared as international soccer comes to campus


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This is a big week at the University of Notre Dame as international soccer comes to Notre Dame Stadium.

On Friday at 8 p.m., Liverpool F.C. — the recently crowned Champions of Europe — and Borussia Dortmund will meet for the first-ever international, preseason friendly held in Notre Dame Stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m., and tickets are still available at Ticketmaster: Liverpool FC vs Borussia Dortmund.

The match will have the most noticeable effect on campus on Friday. The atmosphere, including all traffic and security protocols which will be in place after 5 p.m., will be similar to a football Saturday. The VenueND Event Management team, the Department of Athletics, and the Division of Campus Safety and University Operations are working hard to make it a positive experience for all.

Here’s what to expect on Friday, July 19:

  • It will be a normal work day at the University and summer session classes will take place. 

  • Before 5 p.m., Notre Dame faculty, staff and students will park as normal with valid employee or student permits. 

  • All parking lots will be pay-to-park after 5 p.m.

  • Employee and student vehicles left in the lots after normal business hours will not be ticketed or towed.

  • Starting at 2 p.m., there will be cashiers at the entrances of all parking lots. 

  • Event parking costs will vary by lots and is drive up, cash only. Prices vary from $20 to $60.

  • As is the case with home football games, Notre Dame employees may park for free at White Field. There will be a free shuttle that will take you to the stadium.

  • Any employee working on campus after 5 p.m. can park in White Field, Lake Lot or the Bulla lot free of charge, or contact Parking Services at if other arrangements are needed. 

  • Restricted and/or one way traffic patterns may be in effect after 5 p.m. 

In a Monday morning email to faculty and staff,  Micki Kidder, vice president for University Enterprises and Events, and Mike Seamon, vice president for Campus Safety and University Operations, said, "Notre Dame is honored and excited to host this event, and we hope many of you will participate."