The Courtyard by Marriott, in partnership with Downtown South Bend, Inc. and Visit
South Bend Mishawaka, will host a Football Fridays tailgate event on the Gridiron this Friday.
Fans are encouraged to wear their Notre Dame apparel and attend this free, family-friendly event taking place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 18.
The public is encouraged to grab carryout from a downtown eatery and enjoy it at a special physically distanced seating area that will be set up on the Gridiron. Ultrafab will be playing a free concert at the event from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and drinks will be available for purchase, provided by the Courtyard by Marriott South Bend Downtown.
Tables and chairs will be cleaned by DTSB Ambassadors throughout the event, and hand sanitizer will be available. The number of people in the seating area will be limited to 250 per the Stage 4.5 regulations, and masks will be required except when eating/drinking.
Additionally, the 100 block of S. Michigan St. will be closed and seating will be set up in the streets for an extension of the patios on that block.