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Notre Dame looks at adding on to football stadium

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NOTRE DAME, IN -

"The House that Rockne Built" could be getting a new look.

University officials announced Thursday a feasibility study to determine whether it makes sense to make better use of space at Notre Dame Stadium, which is used fewer than 10 times a year for football games, commencement and recreational events.

The school is looking at attaching buildings to the stadium that could house a conference center with classrooms and meeting space, a media center, a visitors' center and other uses. They could also include about 3,000 new club seats to watch games.

University officials say they won't know the costs until the details are decided. The study is expected to take six to nine months.

The stadium opened in 1930.

Also in Notre Dame football news:

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says "all eyes are on" Cowboys Stadium after the $1.2 billion showplace was announced as the first venue for the national championship game in the new playoff format.

Kelly visited the home of the Dallas Cowboys and college football's Cotton Bowl on Thursday, almost four months after the Fighting Irish lost to Alabama in the BCS championship game.

Notre Dame will play Arizona State in Arlington on Oct. 5 in the so-called "Shamrock Series."

Kelly said the area was more important than the venue when Notre Dame decided to play in North Texas. But that changed when Cowboys Stadium was picked for the first College Football Playoff title game to cap the 2014 season.

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