Donor cuts cost of student tickets to BCS in half
An anonymous alumnus has donated enough money to cut the price
of BCS championship game tickets to Notre Dame students for the
game between the top-ranked Fighting Irish and No. 2 Alabama in
half, dropping the price from $300 to $150.
Senior assistant athletic director Josh Berlo says the school
wasn’t disclosing the amount of the donation. But at a cost of $150
and with 2,500 tickets available, the donation is believed to be
about $375,000. Berlo says more than 4,000 Notre Dame and Saint
Mary’s College students already have applied for tickets.
Berlo says the school has received more than 100,000 requests
from alumni, season-ticket holders and others for the school’s
allotment of 17,000 tickets. Tickets for both groups are being
distributed by lottery.