Notre Dame Sellout Streak of 273 Games to End Saturday vs. Navy

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Notre Dame's streak of 273 sellout games is expected to end this weekend against Navy.

The streak, which dates back to the final game of the 1973 season, is the second-longest in NCAA football history. The Fighting Irish's last non-sellout game came against Air Force on Thanksgiving Day in 1973. At the time, Notre Dame Stadium had a seating capacity of 59,075. It was increased to 77,622 in 1997.

Nebraska's 373 home sellouts remain the top active streak, which will continue when it hosts No. 15 Wisconsin this weekend.

"Based on ticket sales through Wednesday, we do not anticipate sellouts for our games against Navy and Boston College," Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement, per the Indianapolis Star. "That this comes during a time of sustained success for our football program reflects both challenges impacting the ticket market nationwide and the unique dynamics of this year’s schedule."

Swarbrick told the South Bend Tribune that Notre Dame's three home games in November contribute to the streak's end. The Irish edged out unranked Virginia Tech in a 21–20 win on Nov. 2 at home before facing Navy this weekend. Notre Dame will host unranked Boston College the following week.

No. 16 Notre Dame will take on No. 23 Navy at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.