Day 26

Baseball in a Football City

We started out our day by driving to the Notre Dame campus to check out the stadium, Touchdown Jesus, the Golden Dome, and all the other famous spots of Fighting Irish lore. The whole thing is pretty impressive and I can imagine gameday is pretty sweet in South Bend.

After that we headed to the College Football Hall of Fame where we spent a little over three hours, but it was not enough time. If you're a college football fan you could easily spend a whole day there. They have exhibits from the very beginnings of football all the way up to present day that celebrate every facet of the game. They also have plaques for all the college greats that have been inducted to the hall which are very realistic. Dad especially enjoyed the interactive trivia games and exhibits. It's a great place and a definite must stop for all football fans.

Once lunch was over we headed down to Coveleski Stadium and met with the South Bend Silverhawks Media Relations Director, Mike Lockert. Mike was nice enough to have us as his guest on the Silverhawks pre-game show.

We'd like to thank Mike and Silverhawks Marketing Director, Amy Hill, for taking such good care of us in South Bend. Thanks for the great experience. The actual game was great too as we saw the 'Hawks win it in the 10th.

Back to Chicago for the White Sox/Orioles game and then up to Milwaukee to sleep.


  • Date: Sunday, 02 July 2006
  • Start: South Bend, IN
  • End: South Bend, IN
  • Miles: 15 | Total: 7,266
  • Stayed: South Bend EconoLodge
  • States: Indiana

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