Notre Dame football to return to Culver Military Academy in fall camp


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

The Notre Dame football team will return to Culver Military Academy to kick off fall camp for the second consecutive year.

While the university has yet to confirm specific details or practice dates, Culver Academies' website has begun promoting a special event wherein the public can buy a ticket to meet head coach Brian Kelly, observe a full two-hour team practice and have a buffet lunch afterwards with Irish players and coaches. Participants arrive on Saturday, Aug. 8, and watch the practice that is scheduled to last from 10:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9.

The event costs $2,500 for a single VIP ticket, and a VIP ticket-holder can bring guests for $1,000 apiece. The proceeds will help fund the newly-installed grass fields on Culver's campus.

Notre Dame practiced at Culver Military Academy five times in fall camp prior to the 2014 season, and former head coach Lou Holtz also brought the Irish to Culver during fall camp in 1995 and 1996.

Notre Dame football head coach Brian Kelly speaks to the media following the first training camp practice on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Culver Academies in Culver, Ind. Notre Dame will return to Culver for fall camp in August. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Robert Franklin)