Country musician Garth Brooks announced Monday he will be performing at Notre Dame Stadium on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in a press release sent to local media. The concert falls on the second Saturday of the mid-term break, according to the Office of the Registrar’s calendar.Brooks has been awarded the CMA Entertainer of the Year award six times and currently holds the title, the release said. The RIAA-certified musician is “the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history” and has been inducted into several halls of fame. He announced his plan to perform at Notre Dame in a July press conference, marking the first-ever concert at Notre Dame Stadium.Ticket sales will open Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. and seats will cost $98.95. Each person can purchase up to eight tickets for “in-the-round staging,” according to the release, and the concert will be sponsored by Amazon Music. Tickets will be available by visiting www.ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or by calling Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000.Tags: Garth Brooks, Garth Brooks Concert, Notre Dame Stadium
Ivory Coast booked their place in January’s African Nations Cup finals after they were awarded a 2-0 win over Senegal for last Saturday’s qualifier in Dakar which was abandoned in the 74th minute due to rioting fans.Missiles, stones, bottles and firecrackers were thrown on to the pitch by disgruntled home fans, who were frustrated with their team’s poor show that left them trailing 2-0 when the match was halted.Both teams had to be escorted out of the grounds by security forces, who fired tear gas inside the packed stadium to stop the rioting.“CAF decided to officially confirm the result of the match as 2-0 in favour of Ivory Coast in accordance with the … the regulations of the competition and to consider Senegal the loser of the said match and eliminated from the competition without prejudice to any other sanctions that may be imposed by CAF disciplinary board,” the Confederation of African Football (CAF)said in a statement on its website (www.cafonline.com).CAF rules state that: “If the referee is forced to stop the match before the end of the regular time because of invasion of the field or aggression against the visiting team, the host team shall be considered loser and shall be eliminated from the competition.”The African Nations Cup will be held from January 19 to February 10 in South Africa.