Even before you walk through the doors at Purcell Pavilion on the day of a Notre Dame women's basketball game, you'll already feel the excitement in the air. Fans are buzzing in the parking lot and there's a sense of eager anticipation as parents with their young children, long-time South Bend residents, and everyone in between looks forward to what has been called the Greatest Show In Town.
Notre Dame women's basketball has become as much about the entertainment surrounding the action as the game itself. Between the in-game contests and giveaways, the incredible halftime shows that are better than any other college in the country, and the numerous concession stands with homemade treats, face painting and sign creation stations on the concourse, there's always something to see and do at a Fighting Irish game. Add to that the new state-of-the-art video screen at Purcell Pavilion that allows fans to go behind the scenes with the Fighting Irish, and a Notre Dame women's basketball game is something not to be missed.
But don't forget about the action on the court – Notre Dame has one of the nation's highest-scoring teams on an annual basis, and welcomes some of the other top programs in the country for high-profile matchups that will have the fans talking for years to come. After every game, the Fighting Irish players are eager to give back to their loyal fans (known as the "Spirit Patrol") by signing hundreds of autographs and taking photos with their supporters, young and old alike.
By the time you leave Purcell Pavilion, you'll want to tell your friends about the experience and bring them back for a game in the future. It's why Notre Dame women's basketball has earned four "Reader's Choice Awards" from readers of the South Bend Tribune for their "Favorite Family Entertainment" and "Favorite Place To Take Your Kids" in the Michiana region. A Fighting Irish women's basketball game is second to none in terms of affordable family fun and it's an experience not to be missed.