By late Monday, Josh Berlo with Notre Dame’s ticket office was also predicting a sellout of all 8,000 tickets the Fighting Irish had been allotted.
“At this time, the university is no longer accepting orders from the general public for the Sun Bowl lottery. Notre Dame alumni, parents, benefactors, faculty, staff, and friends may still apply for Sun Bowl tickets through Wednesday,” Berlo said.
Notre Dame’s ticket office can be reached at 574-631-7356. Results of Notre Dame’s Sun Bowl ticket lottery will be made available Friday.
As of late Monday, Miami still had about 2,500 tickets left. Ticket officials for the Hurricanes urge Notre Dame fans still seeking tickets to get them through Miami at www.hurricanesports.com. Phone orders for tickets are being taken at 1-800-GO-CANES.
Olivas is predicting record attendance at this year’s Sun Bowl. The previous record for that facility was set last year at 53,713. He says the Sun Bowl is currently considering the option of selling standing-room-only tickets. He says that the largest contingency of fans to ever come to the Sun Bowl from any school was back in 2000 when Wisconsin brought 10,000 fans. Olivas expects Notre Dame to exceed that this year.