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Leadership Conference Travel and Lodging

Play Like a Champion Sports Leadership Conference

University of Notre Dame

  • Notre Dame is vibrant part of the South Bend, IN metro area, located just north of the city.

  • South Bend is on Eastern Daylight Time.

  • The conference will take place at the McKenna Hall Conference Center. For a campus map, click here.


Traveling to Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is conveniently located in Notre Dame, Indiana which is a part of the South Bend, IN community and is accessible by air, car, or train. South Bend, IN is 100 miles east from Chicago and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. If you are flying into the South Bend Regional Airport and need transportation to your hotel or to campus, we recommend scheduling a taxi in advance (Uber is an option, but can be difficult to find in the summer months). The South Bend Regional Airport suggests Modern Cab – (574) 287-6666 or United Cab – (574) 233-9599 as options for local taxis.

To get from Chicago airports to South Bend, you will need to take two trains: The “L” (Chicago’s elevated subway system) and the South Shore Train (which originates at Millenium Station in Downtown Chicago and ends at the South Bend Airport).



When you arrive at the South Bend airport, follow the directions above to take a taxi or Uber to your hotel or campus. The airport is only a 10-minute drive to Notre Dame.

For more details about getting to campus visit Notre Dame's visitor page.

Lodging in South Bend/Notre Dame

Each year Play Like a Champion partners with local hotels to provide a block of rooms with a special rate for those attending the Leadership Conference. When calling to book request the Play Like a Champion Room Block. Room Blocks expire one month before the conference begins, so book early!!


Residence Hall Lodging

Lodging is available on Notre Dame’s campus in a Residence Hall. The cost for a single occupancy room in 2023 was $70.00 per night, though this rate is subject to change based on university pricing. You can reserve a dormitory-style room on the campus during the registration process or you can contact the Play Like a Champion Today office at or 574-250-6424. You can also request a double occupancy room through our office for a less expensive rate per person.

Conference attendees residing on campus in a residence hall should be aware that the dorms have communal bathrooms. Restrooms and showers are available on each floor and designated “Male” or “Female.” Residence hall guests will be provided sheets, towel and soap. Guests should bring a bathrobe, shower shoes, alarm clock, toiletries and extra towels. All conference attendees staying in a residence hall may check in after 5:00pm on their arrival date.  If arriving on the morning of the conference or the morning of the retreat, luggage will be held at the conference (or retreat) registration desk.

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