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Notre Dame sellout streak of 273 games dating to 1973 will end this week against Navy

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Faculty soccer’s second-longest lively sellout streak will finish Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.

In spite of a conventional matchup between ranked groups in No. 16 Notre Dame and No. 21 Military, this would be the finish of a 273-game sellout streak that stretched again 4 and a part a long time. The ultimate non-sellout at house for the Combating Irish used to be on Thanksgiving Day 1973 towards Air Drive.

Since 1964, that continues to be the one non-sellout at Notre Dame Stadium in 322 video games. Nebraska’s run of 373 house sellouts stays the highest lively streak.

A general view of Notre Dame Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the USC Trojans.

“In accordance with price ticket gross sales thru Wednesday, we don’t look ahead to sellouts for our video games towards Military and Boston Faculty,” Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick stated in a remark. “That this comes throughout a time of sustained good fortune for our soccer program displays each demanding situations impacting the price ticket marketplace national and the original dynamics of this yr’s agenda.”

In an interview with the South Bend Tribune, Swarbrick cited 3 house soccer video games this November – together with a Nov. 2 recreation towards unranked Virginia Tech – as an element within the streak’s finish. That is handiest the fourth November with 3 house video games for the reason that stadium expanded its capability from 59,075 in 1997.

Present stadium capability is 77,622.

In 5 of the previous 10 seasons, Notre Dame has had only one November house recreation. In 2018, it hosted Florida State on Senior Evening whilst making journeys to Northwestern, Yankee Stadium (Syracuse within the Shamrock Collection) and USC.  

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