The Courtyard by Marriott South Bend Downtown, in partnership with Downtown South Bend, Inc. and Visit South Bend Mishawaka, will be hosting a Football Fridays tailgate event on the Gridiron on Friday, September 18th. Fans are encouraged to wear their ND apparel and attend this free, family-friendly event taking place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The public is encouraged to grab carryout from a downtown eatery and enjoy it at a special physically-distanced seating area that will be set up on the Gridiron. There will be live music by Ultrafab from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and a cash bar provided by the Courtyard by Marriott South Bend Downtown.
Tables and chairs will be cleaned by DTSB Ambassadors throughout the event, and hand sanitizer will be available. The number of people in the seating area will be limited to 250 per the Stage 4.5 regulations, and masks will be required except when eating/drinking. Additionally, anyone experiences symptoms of illness are asked to not attend.
Additionally, the 100 block of S. Michigan St. will be closed and seating will be set up in the streets for an extension of the patios on that block.
This Football Fridays event is presented by the Courtyard by Marriott South Bend Downtown, JSK Hospitality, Downtown South Bend, Inc. and Visit South Bend Mishawaka. Additional sponsorship is provided by U93, EventSys, Century Center, and Synergy Insurance Group.
A list of downtown restaurants to enjoy take-out from appear below.
713 E. Jefferson Blvd.
Cuisine: American, Pizza
131 S. Michigan St.
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern