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Notre Dame football: 10 future Shamrock Series suggestions


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Do you want to get creative and set a record in the process?

No sporting event attracts a bigger crowd than the Indianapolis 500 which draws over 300,000 fans each Memorial Day weekend.  The venue is clearly massive (2.5 miles around for those who don’t watch racing) and a football field wouldn’t fit as nicely as it did when Tennessee played Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway a few years ago but this would be incredible.  A few ideas here:

  • Build a special football field on the front stretch to take advantage of the most possible seating that is already in place.  I don’t care about the logistics of putting grass on asphalt or the fact the pit wall is there – just have people smarter than me figure it out and get it done.
  • Have Indiana’s own Tony Stewart (two-time Brickyard 400 winner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion) serve as an honorary captain.
  • Play against a Big Ten team with a massive following who would only help drive the hype.
  • Make tickets something insanely cheap for face value so that even if you can’t see particularly great, it’d be attractive to a massive audience.
  • Have NBC Sports promote the living daylights out of it since it’d feature a handful of their biggest properties: Notre Dame and Big Ten football, Indy 500, and NASCAR.

Oh, then douse Marcus Freeman with milk after a Notre Dame victory and have the team kiss the yard of bricks after singing the alma mater for good measure.

Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan pours milk over his head in victory circle after winning the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 26, 2013.

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