Free football tickets to St. Joseph County residents receiving first COVID-19 vaccine dose


Notre Dame Football

Anyone receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the clinic in the County-City Building in South Bend will receive two complimentary tickets to a select home Fighting Irish football game, while supplies last. Individuals can choose to receive two tickets to either the 3:30 p.m. game against Navy on Nov. 6 or the 2:30 p.m. game facing Georgia Tech on Nov. 20.

“Notre Dame continues to look for ways to encourage members of our community — including our local fans — to get vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Jack Swarbrick, vice president and the James E. Rohr Director of Athletics. “We hope that the opportunity to secure complimentary tickets to a Notre Dame football game will provide an additional reason for residents of our broader community to become vaccinated.”

To participate in this opportunity, individuals must receive their vaccine at the St. Joseph County Department of Health-supported clinic in the main lobby of the County-City Building, 227 W. Jefferson Blvd. in South Bend. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30-11:20 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Individuals can also schedule a time at

“It is imperative that every county resident be vaccinated," said Andy Kostielney, a county commissioner. "I am grateful to the St. Joseph County Health Department and Notre Dame for partnering in this fashion for the well-being of our community.”

Since March 2020, the University and county health officials have worked together to keep the community safe and informed regarding the pandemic. Earlier this year, in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Health, a mass vaccination clinic was set up at the University’s Compton Family Ice Arena. During this two-day event, approximately 4,500 residents received vaccinations against COVID-19.