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Itinerary of Events

Everything You Need to Know to Travel & Tailgate with US!!!

GAME TIME IS TBD AS OF 5.8.2024. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BELOW ITNERARY WILL ADJUST ONCE TIME IS POSTED. PATRONS WILL RECIEVE EMAIL UPDATES ON EVENT HAPPENINGS!
 
Friday, November 8, 2024
EARLY CHECK-IN / CREDENTIAL PICK-UP
Joes on Weed's Street
Friday, November 8, 2024                                                                                          
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (CST)          
                                                                                       
EACH INDIVIDUAL GUEST MUST BE PRESENT TO CHECK-IN!!!
  • Due to the sheer volume of guests, we have implemented an early
       check-in to help expedite entry.
  • Check-in begins at 6 pm and ends at 9 pm
  • Groups of 4 people or more that wish to be on the same bus together, MUST ATTEND THE FRIDAY-NIGHT EVENT TO BE GUARANTEED that you are kept together! 
  • On Saturday morning, we will do our best to accommodate large groups, but it will be much more difficult to do so, and we cannot make any guarantees.
  • Each individual guest MUST BE PRESENT to redeem their ticket for bus/tailgate credentials.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow people to pick up credentials for others, so everyone must pick up their own.
  • Please understand, with the volume of guests attending this event, we must follow a policy.
  • We like to be prepared in the event a guest may need special attention.
  • Once the check-in is completed, we will release your credentials and provide you an assigned bus number.
  • Large group wanting to be on the same bus, please check in together. 
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Saturday, November 9, 2024
Saturday, November 9, 2024                                                                                   
6 am – 7:00 am CST 
(TBD Until Game Time Posted)     
Joes on Weed's Street
940 Weed Street, Chicago, IL 60642    
                                          
EACH INDIVIDUAL GUEST MUST BE PRESENT TO CHECK-IN!!!
  • Check in will start at 6 am and end at 7:00 am.
  • Buses will begin loading at 10 am and depart at 10:30 with or without you.
  • Each individual guest to redeem their ticket for bus/tailgate credentials.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow people to pick up credentials for others.
  • Everyone must pick up their own.
  • Please understand, with the volume of guest attending this event, we must follow a strict policy.

ON THE WARPATH-LOADING TIMES
Saturday, November 9th 2024 
7 am - 7:30 am CST 
(TBD Until Game Time Posted) 
  • We will begin loading buses at 7 am
  • If you have not checked in prior to Saturday morning, please plan accordingly & allow extra time to do so!
  • BUSES DEPART at 7:30 AM- PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE
  • Chicago to South Bend: Everyone will be assigned a bus number.
  • You will then receieve a corresponding wristband to your bus number.
  • Buses will load and depart according to your bus number; which will be numbers 1-20.
  • Travel time to South Bend is approximately 2-hours (with traffic).
  • ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL- 9:30am CST / 10:30am EST
  • Upon arrival, we ask that you take all personal belongings off the buses. Chances are, you will not be traveling home on the same bus that you arrived on, and we do not want you to lose any items. While in South Bend, buses will be locked throughout the day.
  • Spear. It Express is NOT RESPONSIBLE for LOST or STOLEN ITEMS.
  • Please understand, that we have many guests to accommodate & we all want to depart on time.
  • We will do our best to accommodate large groups Saturday morning, but just based on the sheer volume of guests, it will be difficult to do so, and we cannot make any guarantees. We suggest attending the Friday-night early check-in to guarantee that your group is all on the same bus.
GAME DAY CHECK-IN/ CREDENTIAL PICK UP
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Saturday, November 9, 2024                                                                          
10:30 pm – 2:30 pm  EST  
(TBD Until Game Time Posted) 
University of Notre Dame
Bulla Student Lot
18465 Bulla Road.
Clay Township, Notre Dame, IN 46556                     
                                            
  • PLEASE NOTE: Time changes from Central to Eastern time
  • Tailgate-only package will check-in onsite at South Bend, Indiana            
  • You will be notified via email on where you can claim your wristbands
  • All guest must have their tickets available to be scanned
  • Guest will not be allowed into the tailgating event without the proper credentials
    No tickets will be available for purchase on site and must be reserved prior
GAME TIME: FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES VS NOTRE DAME 
Saturday, November 9, 2024                                                                          
3:30pm EST  (TBD Until Game Time Posted)
TAILGATE TIME & LOCATION
Saturday, November 9, 2024                                                                            
Buses will begin departing exactly .30 Mintes After The Scoreboard Clock Hits 0:00                         
  • You have a max of 1 hour after the scoreboard clock hits 0:00, to return to the bus location as all buses will depart for Chicago!
  • All departures will take place from the tailgate party location (address above)
  • Bus seating back to Chicago will be filled first come, first serve.
  • Once a bus is filled with the designated guest quantity, it will depart.
  • Each bus will follow the same procedure to load guest and depart.
  • If you wish to sit with your group, you must arrive together to be placed together.
  • PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE
  • South Bend to Chicago:  Buses will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and depart as they reach capacity. The buses remaining at the end of the game will depart 1 hour after the scoreboard clock hits 0:00. Please be back within the hour, as buses will not wait beyond the 1-hour mark. 

DROP-OFF LOCATION                                                                                   
Sunday, November 10, 2024                                                                                     
Approximately 9 pm  CST   
(TBD Until Game Time Posted)                                                                                   
  • Drop off is back where we started at Joe’s on Weed
  • Drop off times will vary with departure times from South Bend​
  • You can continue celebrating the Noles’ victory as Joe’s is open until 3 am on Saturday nights.
DEPARTURE AFTER THE GAME
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Frequently asked questions

 What do I need to check in and pick up credentials?
  • All guest must have valid identification, Event ticket (presented via phone or printed)
  • Each individual guest MUST BE PRESENT to redeem their ticket for bus/tailgate credentials.
I want to sit with my friend! Can we reserve our spots?
  • Groups of 4 people or more that wish to be on the same bus together, MUST ATTEND THE FRIDAY-NIGHT EVENT TO BE GUARANTEED that you are kept together!                           
  • On Saturday morning, we will do our best to accommodate large groups, but it will be much more difficult to do so, and we cannot make any guarantees.
  • Each individual guest MUST BE PRESENT to redeem their ticket for bus/tailgate credentials.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow people to pick up credentials for others, so everyone must pick up their own.
  • Please understand, with the volume of guests attending this event, we must follow a strict policy.
Can my friends pick up my credentials?
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow people to pick up credentials for others, so everyone must pick up their own.
 
Bob purchased my ticket for me. Can he pick up my credentials?
  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow people to pick up credentials for others, so everyone must pick up their own per the name on individual ticket. You will need to be onsite with "Bob" to claim your credentials. 
If my friends are checked in and on a bus already... can they hold a seat for me?
  • No seats will be held and once the bus is filled it will depart. To ensure you are with your friends you must check in the day prior to receive your credentials. No acceptations.
Is there parking provided at Joe's on Weed?
  • Parking from departure location is not provided
 
Can I bring my own cooler or beverages on the bus?
  • Guest may bring a small cooler with beverages they wish to drink on the ride
  • Coolers must be able to fit in your designate seating area or lap
  • Coolers can not be foam 
  • Coolers can not and will not be allowed in the isle of the bus as it is a safety violation
  • Beverages purchased from the venue will not be allowed to leave the venue per city regulations
  • Beverages brought in a small cooler will need to stay in your cooler while in the venue
  • Only canned items: beer, wine and seltzers are allowed. No bottles
Can I leave my personal items on the bus?
  • Upon arrival, we ask that you take all personal belongings off the buses. Chances are, you will not be traveling home on the same bus that you arrived on, and we do not want you to lose any items. While in South Bend, buses will be locked throughout the day. Bash Events and Windy City Seminoles are NOT RESPONSIBLE for LOST or STOLEN ITEMS.
Are there restrooms?
  • Restrooms are available on each charter bus
  • Port-o-Potty's are available at the tailgating site
What specials will Joe's on Weed have on game day?
  • TBD and posted closer to the event.
Can my friends meet me at the tailgating party?
How far is the Stadium from our tailgating event?
Bulla Student Lot.
18465 Bulla Rd, Clay Township
Notre Dame, IN 46556 

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