Notre Dame men's basketball, hockey offer free tickets to students

ND Insider Staff Report
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Students hoping to see Notre Dame's men's basketball and hockey teams this season will be able to do so for free.

Men's basketball head coach Mike Brey and hockey head coach Jeff Jackson announced Tuesday in a letter to the Notre Dame student body that season tickets will not be sold to students this season. Instead, tickets for every home game will be available free of charge.

In order to secure game tickets, students must file a request through UND.com/BuyTickets.

Notre Dame men's basketball, the defending ACC Tournament champions, opens its regular season Nov. 11 against St. Francis and will host 16 home games through March. The hockey team opens its 2015-16 slate with a two-game series against Minnesota Duluth Oct. 23-24.

Below is the full text of the announcement:

To The Notre Dame Student Body:

We're back at it again.

Your Fighting Irish men's basketball and hockey teams have hit the hardwood and ice for practices in preparation for 2015-2016. We couldn't be more excited to get started on another great year. You have been the cornerstone to our success at Notre Dame and we want to make sure that you are there once again for all the action this season.

As a way to say thank you for your support, the Athletics Department is offering the opportunity for any student to attend our games at no cost this season. We want to make it easier for students to be there cheering on our Fighting Irish teams and maximize our home advantage at both Purcell Pavilion and the Compton Family Ice Arena. For more details on securing your complimentary tickets, you can visit UND.com/StudentTickets. Please note that you must act in advance to acquire your tickets, and student season passes will not be sold this year.

A special note of thanks to the University's student leadership and the Leprechaun Legion for supporting our efforts to develop this new student ticket process. With your help, Purcell Pavilion and CFIA will be two of the most feared venues in the Atlantic Coast Conference and Hockey East!

As always, thanks for your continued support and Go Irish!

Mike Brey, Head Coach, Men's Basketball

Jeff Jackson, Head Coach, Hockey

Our student body has helped us win a ton of games in my 15 years at ND. We think this is a great way to thank them. pic.twitter.com/OsQgMCSfQ8

— Mike Brey (@NDMikeBrey) October 6, 2015

Notre Dame fans try to distract Michigan State's Gavin Schilling (34) as he takes fouls shot during the Notre Dame-Michigan State men's basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, inside the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)