According to the school, the series of 273 home sales at Notre Dame is expected to end with Saturday's game against the Navy. comes from the last game of the 1973 season, when Notre Dame defeated the Air Force on Thanksgiving in a game that was postponed from Saturday to Saturday to record an ABC broadcast. Notre Dame Stadium had a capacity of 59,075 and the number of hubs was 57,236. The current capacity is 77,622.
"Due to ticket sales through Wednesday, we do not expect any sell-offs for our games against Navy and Boston College [on Nov. 23]," said Notre Dame Sports Director Jack Swarbrick in a statement. "That this comes at a time of continued success for our football program reflects both the challenges that affect the ticket market across the country and the unique momentum of this year's schedule." The 21:20 victory over Virginia Tech on 2 November was a factor in the end of the series.
The meeting on Saturday is the first time since 1978 that both Notre Dame (# 16, CFP and AP) and Navy (# 23 CFP, # 21 AP) are ranked by The Associated Press.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.