Athletic Tickets

Last Updated 07/2012
Applies to Faculty and Staff

Policy

The University provides eligible employees with the opportunity to purchase two season athletic tickets for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and hockey games. Hockey and men’s and women’s basketball tickets are offered at approximately a 20% discount.

Eligibility

Eligible employees include the following:

  • Active faculty members
  • Regular full-time exempt and non-exempt staff members
  • Retired faculty who retired prior to 8/19/96
  • Retired faculty and staff members who have retired since 8/19/96 with at least 10 consecutive years of full-time service
  • Surviving spouses of all categories listed above

*Eligible employees must be actively employed at the time of season ticket distribution.


Cost and Limitations

Due to limited seating in the hockey and basketball arenas, should either sport reach a point where demand exceeds capacity, the University will consider other options. These may include a seniority based system and/or split packages and would be utilized only after previous year season ticket holders are given the first right of renewal. Areas defined as “premium” by the ticket office are not eligible for a discount.

The University employee whose name is on the application must make the payment for season tickets. Employees do not receive a discount on individual game tickets. Spousal ID cards may not be used to purchase season tickets.


Ticket Holder Responsibilities

While the University recognizes that season ticket holders may occasionally provide tickets to acquaintances, tickets are intended for personal or immediate family use only – never for resale. No resale of tickets is permitted on campus on game day. Contact the athletic ticket office for information regarding procedures for game day consignment sales.


Notre Dame Athletic Tickets Resale Policy

The Athletic Department does not condone the practice of reselling Notre Dame athletic tickets above face value with the exception of Alumni Association organizations (i.e. clubs) for scholarship funding opportunities, and to a certain extent, charitable organizations that are sanctioned/approved by the University.

The following actions have and will be taken when there is evidence that an individual or group has been found to have sold or offered Notre Dame athletic tickets above face value, offered or sold tickets as part of a package, or when tickets have been sold via a ticket broker/agency:

Season Tickets:

If an individual, faculty/staff member, alumnus, company or other entity is found have sold or offered Notre Dame athletic tickets above face value, offered or sold tickets as part of a package, or when tickets have been sold via a ticket broker/agency who in turn resells the tickets for an amount greater than face value, they will be denied ticket privileges for a minimum period of 5 years. In addition, the individual will not receive the same seat location if/when the privilege is reinstated.

Individual Game Tickets:

If an individual, faculty/staff member, alumnus, company or other entity is found to have sold or offered Notre Dame athletic tickets above face value, offered or sold tickets as part of a package, or when tickets have been sold via a ticket broker/agency who in turn resells the tickets for an amount greater than face value of the tickets, they will be denied ticket privileges for a minimum period of 2 years.

Repeat offenders will be subject to stricter penalties up to and including permanent revocation.

Please Note:

Based on the aforementioned policies it is important to define the term “face value”. Simply stated our definition would be, “the face value of the ticket is the amount printed on the face of the ticket”. It would not include any amount paid in order to maintain the option of purchasing the tickets or to receive the right to apply for the tickets (i.e., Building Fund, Annual Fund contributions, etc.)

Also, there is an appeals process for those who believe they were wrongly accused. Therefore, if an individual believes the University has revoked their tickets and/or privileges in error, he/she will have the right to appeal the decision. An Appeals Committee, made up of representatives from throughout campus, will be established to review all appeals. All appeals must be made in writing to the Ticket Office who will take on the responsibility of calling the committee together, on an as needed basis, and will present each case. The original owner is ultimately responsible for his/her tickets.


Additional Sporting Event Tickets

In addition to the purchase of season tickets as mentioned above, employees may attend the other University sports that require tickets by presenting their valid University ID at the gate. Spousal ID cards may also be used for these events. Immediate family may accompany the employee or spouse. This policy excludes tournament games, is subject to change, and is not valid if capacity is reached.


Procedures

Football Ticket Applications

Season football applications are mailed in April of each year with a deadline for return of May 1. Football applications are mailed to addresses on file with Human Resources, so it is important that employees provide updated information on address changes to the Office of Human Resources. Only the University employee whose name is on the application may order or make payment for football season tickets.

Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Hockey Applications

Season Ticket applications for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and hockey are mailed to current season ticket holders in advance of the appropriate season and must be returned by the deadline indicated on the application. As with football season ticket applications, payment will be accepted only from the employee whose name is on the season ticket application.

An e-mail is sent to all full-time employees regarding the process for purchasing new season tickets to various sports subject to availability. New season tickets may be ordered via phone, at the Joyce Center Ticket Office, or by mailing an application which may be found on the University Athletic Ticket web site at www.und.com during the appropriate time for each sport season.


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