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Campus Safety recaps Duke gameday

| Wednesday, September 28, 2016

While campus was less full Saturday than it was for the football game against Michigan State last week, attendance for the Duke game was “very high” for an afternoon game, which vice president for campus safety and event management Mike Seamon attributed to good late-September weather.

“It was the first of our football games that was dry from start to finish,” Seamon said.

Seamon said the Friday pep rally in the Joyce Center was at its capacity of 6,000 people, 1,408 fans attended a public practice at LaBar Practice Complex, and the maximum of 50 people attended Run Club, a Saturday morning running tour of campus. Additionally, 3,450 golf cart rides were delivered over the weekend.

Parking lots were full with plenty of tailgates, which Seamon also said was due to good weather.

“We noticed our medics have to deal with a lot more bee stings because the weather hasn’t gotten cold enough to suppress that,” Seamon said.

Departure from the stadium and campus was “smoother than Michigan State, but that’s expected with an afternoon game versus a night game,” he added.

Saturday was military appreciation weekend — active duty members and veterans were recognized before the game.

“It was nice to give another nod to the military,” Seamon said.

According to the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) crime log, an arrest on a charge of illegal possession, consumption or transportation of alcohol took place at Cavanaugh Hall early Saturday morning. Additionally, arrests on charges of possession of paraphernalia, resisting arrest and “drugs-marijuana-other” were made at Stanford Hall.

NDSP police chief Keri Kei Shibata said no “game related” arrests on Saturday.

After three home game weekends in a row, Seamon said Campus Safety is looking forward to taking a break as the football team travels.

“It’ll be nice to have a couple of weeks off for the away games,” he said. 

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