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Harris family makes $5.5 million gift for track and field stadium

September 17, 2015

UND - September 17, 2015


NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame alumnus Robert H. Harris and his wife, Mary Ellen, have made a $5.5 million gift to his alma mater to underwrite the construction of a stadium for the Fighting Irish track and field teams.

The Harris Family Track and Field Stadium will be built on the west side of the nine-lane outdoor track and field facility in the southeast corner of the Notre Dame campus.

This gift, coupled with their previous donation in 2008 toward the completion of the track, will have a lasting impact on the transformation of the track and field program, said Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics.
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Notre Dame Stadium to Feature 'Tasteful' Video Board, Wider Seats and Premium Tickets

September 03, 2015

SOUTH BEND — First things first.

The video screen will be 96 feet by 54 feet, affixed to the wall of Notre Dame Stadium's south end zone.  In terms of square footage, that's about the size of the current video screen at the University of Minnesota and slightly larger than the one at the University of Oklahoma. Read More