LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Thousands of University of Louisville fans will make the pilgrimage to South Bend as the Cardinals take on Notre Dame for the first time. A local travel and travel agency carries three loads of buses.
The game is considered sold out, but there are still tickets you can get starting at $ 26.
will still have tickets on sale until Saturday, November 22. Their buses are full, however, as they prepare to hit the road early.
“Everyone said, if I get the chance, I’m going to Notre Dame, are you going to take a trip,” said
President Doug Dearen.
It’s a three-year journey for Dearen. 12 years ago his business started selling mainly Derby packages, but over the years it has evolved to include sports fan experiences.
Three bus loads will transport 135 Cards fans to the University of Notre Dame.
“Just getting on and back made it really easy for our people to include ticket transportation and we have a pretty good tailgate once we get to South Bend,” Dearen said.
The $ 200 price includes the game, bus ride, and tailgate.
“No worries and you can go to a once in a lifetime place and see one of the most sacred grounds in college football and see our college play against them is unique,” Dearen said.
Inside the neutral zone on Blankenbaker Parkway, fans were preparing to head north, especially with rain forecast.
“I’m here to buy a poncho,” said JT Burden, who is traveling to South Bend.
Even the weather couldn’t bring them down on the eve of a game like this. “I’m super excited, this is the kind of game you circle on the schedule and say if I want to pick a game to go this year, this is a road game, this is the one I want to go to.” , said Burden.
“The second the program came out, I was ready to go to South Bend,” said Kristina Fehr, who leaves for Notre Dame on Friday night.
They all hope that Cardinal’s loyalists will be able to help the team achieve victory.
“I think they’re going to be ready to play, they’re sort of healthy at the right time, they’re hitting full blast, so I think we have a good chance of going out there and winning,” a Burden said.
If you’re planning on hitting the road, the Indiana Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be prepared for long delays south of Indianapolis on I-65 for repairs and layouts scheduled to begin this weekend. end.
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