After Saturday, Michigan State does not play another game at Notre Dame until the 2017 season. The teams are off the next two years as it is and the Spartans host the Irish in 2016. The setting in South Bend is pure college football and those MSU fans who will attend Saturday's game in South Bend for the first time well…it’s quite a place especially when the weather is good.
My advice is to get there early and tour the campus. Some 100,000 people will do the same thing but the atmosphere is great. The tailgating outside the stadium is majestic, more than anywhere else I have ever seen. Most of the 80,000 fans come from out of town. So many places on campus to visit, Notre Dame is the second most popular tourist spot in Indiana after the Speedway in Indianapolis.
Get inside the stadium at least a half hour early to see the atmosphere and experience both bands. MSU director John Madden will conduct the Notre Dame band in the national anthem. No matter who wins a football Saturday in South Bend is the crux, in my judgment, of what college football is all about and it is really a terrific setting.
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