Recent upgrades to Notre Dame Stadium were on display on Saturday, when the facility hosted its first game of the 2017 season.
Leading up to Notre Dame‘s September 2 opener, Notre Dame Stadium underwent a variety of changes. Technology was a major point of emphasis in the renovation project, as the facility received enhanced enhanced Wi-Fi and a new videoboard on the south end–the first in the stadium’s history.
The early reception from Notre Dame fans looks to have been positive. During Saturday’s opener, the additions to Notre Dame Stadium–including the videoboard–received plenty of attention and praise from fans. More from WNDU:
“I think sometimes in the stadium it can be kind of a crazy atmosphere so it’ll be nice if you miss a play kid of get to see the plays so you really won’t miss out on anything,” said Notre Dame senior Annie Timmermann. “It brings a good element.”
“You’re going to be able to see replays and what the officials are seeing maybe when they go and review a play so that feels really good,” said Notre Dame fan David Svec. “Otherwise you have to wait until you get home and watch it on ESPN or other news networks.”
Fans were treated to a touchdown, the first replay to ever be shown on the big screen and the crowd went wild.
“It’s a first class university, now you’ve got a first class experience at the game,” said Alumnus Mike Marino.
Along with the technology changes, Notre Dame Stadium has received upgraded seating options. Notre Dame came away with a victory in its first game at the newly-renovated stadium, defeating Temple 49-16.