Gameday Central

ETSU Game Day Central is your one-stop shop for information regarding Buccaneer football game days. You will find information about parking, tickets, pregame festivies and schedules, tailgating and more. Plus, this page will provide useful maps and diagrams to help fans best navigate the new William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium in 2018.

While ETSU Game Day Central is a great way to learn more about ETSU events, fans are encouraged to download the ETSU Game Time app for Apple and Android devices to have even more information just a touch away on your mobile device.

Top Things to Know: ETSU vs. Gardner-Webb

Below are top “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank for next Saturday’s game versus Gardner-Webb at Greene Stadium.     

No. 1 – Blue Out: Saturday’s game has been designated a “Blue Out” and fans are asked to wear their favorite blue ETSU gear for the game with Gardner-Webb.

No. 2 – Buc Walk: The Buc Walk on Saturday will begin at 1:15 p.m.

No. 3 – Student ticket information: Student tickets will be released online the Saturday prior to each home game. Students can also pick up tickets in person by visiting the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), which is now located inside the second floor of the CPA, from Sunday through Thursday at noon on game week. Standard hours for the services desk are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. More student ticket information is available by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page on the Game Day Central page. Students can order their tickets on-line by clicking here.

No. 4 – Ticket information: Tickets are now on sale. To purchase click here

No. 5 – Tailgating, Pepsi Live Stage and Ford Super Screen: Parking lots on campus open at 8 a.m. for tailgating on game days. Click here for the game day parking map. In addition to regular tailgating fun, the Pepsi Live Stage and Ford Super Screen will be available in Lot 21 on game day. The Pepsi Live Stage concert featuring Wyldeheart and Folk Soul Revival begins at noon.

No. 6 – Clear Bag Policy and Enhanced Security: ETSU has a clear bag policy for all home football games inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. In addition, new security procedures including metal detectors and security wands will be employed at entry gates. Fans are asked to arrive early to insure access to the stadium. Prohibited items inside the stadium will include the following:

 

  • Outside food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Firearms
  • Tobacco Products
  • Strollers
  • Backpacks
  • Pets
  • Umbrellas
  • Camping/Tailgating chair

No. 7 – Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service: Located at the Alumni Pavilion area on the west side of the ETSU parking garage and convenient to Lots 21 and 22, the Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service will consist of golf carts that will provide rides to the stadium for disabled fans and those with mobility issues. The carts will begin service one hour prior to kickoff and take fans from the Alumni Pavilion to the Bank of Tennessee East Arch roundabout. The carts will also provide service from the roundabout back to the Alumni Pavilion area at the conclusion of the game. Signs designating the pickup area prior to games will be visible on game days. The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics asks that only fans in physical need of this service utilize the shuttles.

No. 8 – Food City Zone: The Food City Zone will open three hours prior to kickoff for all home games, with inflatables for children and other fun-filled pregame activities. The Food City Fan Zone is located between Lots 21 and 22 near the main roundabout entering campus from State of Franklin Road.

No. 9 – Public Parking – Parking for the general public will be available in the parking garage and in Lot 22 (located behind Bojangles on Go Bucs Trail). Parking is $10 per car. Click here for parking map. Students are reminded they can still access normal student parking by displaying their parking pass and ID.

No. 10 – ETSU Volleyball hosts Furman on Saturday night: Following the football game on Saturday, the ETSU volleyball team will host Furman at 8 p.m. inside Brooks Gym … Volleyball games are free to the publics and fans who bring their football ticket to the game will be entered to win two sideline passes to the ETSU-Western Carolina football game on Saturday, Oct. 27.  

No. 11 – Game Time App – Remember to download the official ETSU Game Time App for IPhone and Android devices. This one-stop app provides answers to many game day questions as well as other information regarding the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • Is smoking allowed at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium? East Tennessee State University is a tobacco-free campus and smoking is not allowed at the William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.
  • Who needs a ticket and where can I get them? All adults and children need a ticket to get into William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.

    Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:
    -- In person at the ETSU Athletic Center ticket office on campus.
    -- Online at ETSUBucs.com
    -- By calling ETSU’s Ticket Office at (423) 439-3878
    -- At the ticket booths located inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium (on gamedays)
    -- Through the ETSU Game Time App by following the ticket button

  •  Where is will-call ticketing located? Will-call is located at the Bank of Tennessee Arch entrance at the east side of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.
  • Where is the ETSU player pass list gate located? The ETSU player pass list is located at the arch entrance at the east side of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.
  • Where is the visitor player pass list located? The visiting team player pass list is located at the arch entrance at the east side of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.
  • Where can I purchase ETSU gear and apparel?

    -- Fans can buy ETSU gear and apparel at ETSUGear.com or at the bookstore in the Culp Center on ETSU’s campus.

    -- A merchandise truck will also be set up in parking lot 21 at ETSU Football games.

    -- ETSU gear/apparel will also be available inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.

    Can I bring a camera into ETSU Football Stadium? Cameras are allowed inside of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium; however, live broadcasts of the game are prohibited without proper credentials.
  • When does ETSU Football Stadium open? Gates to William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium will open two hours prior to kickoff.
  • What items are prohibited at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium?
  • Prohibited Items Include:
    -- Outside food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages)
    -- Illegal drugs
    -- Firearms
    -- Tobacco Products
    -- Strollers
    -- Backpacks
    -- Pets
    -- Umbrellas
    -- Camping/Tailgating chairs
    * Please note, ETSU is implementing a clear bag policy for the 2018 football season
  • Can I re-enter William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium? There is NO re-entry into ETSU Football Stadium.
  • Where can I tailgate? Tailgating is allowed in all parking lots surrounding William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium, including Lots 17A, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 38, 39, SD and Parking Garage
  • Can I bring a stadium cushion into the game? Yes. Fans can bring stadium cushions into the stadium, as long as it stays within the measurements of your seat. The seat cushion must measure 18” or less.   
  • Can people bring backpacks into the game? No. Backpacks are not allowed inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium
  • Can people bring banners, signs or flags into the stadium? No. Unauthorized banners, signs or flags will not be allowed into William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.
  • What types of payment are accepted at concession stands? Please plan to pay with cash and debit/credit cards at concession stands inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.
  • Should students enter at a specific gate? Students need to enter through the east gate at the student entrance at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Students need to have their ticket and student ID available to enter the stadium.
  • Where are family/special needs restrooms? Restrooms are available on the east and west sides of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium, and they are handicap accessible. There is a family restroom on the east and west side of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.  
  • Where are first aid stations? EMS will be stationed on the east and west side of the facility throughout the game. A mobile EMS unit will roam the tailgating lots during pregame beginning three hours prior to kickoff.
  • Where is the lost and found? Lost and found will be located under the fan assistance booth on the west side of the facility.
  • When does the Food City Zone open? The Food City Zone will open three hours prior to kickoff for all home games.
  • What time do tailgating parking lots open? Parking lots will be available for tailgating beginning at 8 a.m. on gamedays.
  • What time does the Buc Walk begin? The Buc Walk begin two hours and fifteen minutes before each game. Please reference the parking map for the route of the BucWalk.
  • What is ETSU’s emergency contact number? In a life-threatening situation, always dial 911.  For other situations, please call ETSU Public Safety at (423) 439-4480 
  • Where will the ETSU Alumni Association tent be located? The ETSU Alumni Association tent will be in Lot 21, adjacent to the Food City Zone  

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MAPS

Map of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium and surrounding areas (click here for PDF):

 

Map of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium Seating (CLICK HERE FOR PDF):

 

 

Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service (see parking map above for route):

Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced a new “Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service” for home football games at the new William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Centrally located at the Alumni Pavilion area on the west side of the ETSU parking garage and convenient to Lots 21 and 22, the Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service will consist of golf carts that will provide rides to the stadium for disabled fans and those with mobility issues. The carts will begin service one hour prior to kickoff and take fans from the Alumni Pavilion to the Bank of Tennessee East Entrance roundabout. The carts will also provide service from the roundabout back to the Alumni Pavilion area at the conclusion of the game. Signs designating the pickup area prior to games will be visible on game days. The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics asks that only fans in physical need of this service utilize the shuttles.

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SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

Saturday, Sept. 22 vs. Furman -- Youth Day and ETSU Family Weekend (Children under 12 are free with paying adult and discounted tickets available for ETSU Parents' Association)

Saturday, Sept. 29 vs. Chattanooga --WHITE OUT (Fans are cncouraged to wear their favorite white ETSU attire)

Saturday, Oct. 6 vs. Gardner-Webb -- Homecoming & Blue Out (Come enjoy the Homecoming festivities and wear your favorite Blue ETSU attire)

Saturday, Oct. 27 vs. Western Carolina -- Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day (Up to four half-price tickets to any ETSU Faculty/Staff members with a valid ID)

Saturday, Nov. 17 vs. Samford -- Heroes' Day and Senior Day (One free ticket to all veterans, active-service military, police, firefighters, doctors, nurses and EMTs with your professional ID or in-uniform. Also, help us recognize the Buccaneer seniors in their final home game.

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TICKETS

 Call 423-439-3878 (ETSU) for ticket information or visit http://www.etsubucs.com/tickets/TixMain/.

STUDENT TICKET INFORMATION

Student seats at the stadium will be located in the East stands (visiting side) near the 50-yard line -- sections P, Q, R and S. Overflow seating for students will be available on the berm, located at the north end zone of the stadium. Students must present their ticket for access into all seating areas.

Parking for students will be available on South Dossett Drive, Beller Drive, DeRosier Drive, and in Lots 15, 16, and 17. Student Organizations can obtain a parking pass for Lot 21 by request through the Office of Student Affairs. Additional parking will be available in the parking garage. 

HOME GAME TICKET DISTRIBUTION

WHERE

Student tickets will be released online the Saturday prior to each home game. Students can also pick up tickets in person by visiting the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), which is now located inside the second floor of the CPA, from Sunday through Thursday at noon on game week. Standard hours for the services desk are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

EXAMPLE

For example, tickets for the Mars Hill game on Sept. 1 will become available online starting Saturday, Aug. 25, while students can pick up their ticket in person at the CPA starting Sunday, Aug. 26 and running through Thursday, Aug. 30. Standard hours for the services desk are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

Remaining tickets will be returned to the ETSU Ticket Office at noon on Thursday. Students will also be able to access the stadium with an I.D. Card but will not be guaranteed a seat. Berm seating or standing-room-only will be available should there be no seating available in the student section.

COMPANION TICKETS

Beginning on Wednesday during game week of student ticket distribution, those wishing to purchase companion tickets for the game can do so for $10 per ticket with a maximum number of three additional tickets per student. For the season opener on Sept. 1, companion tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 29. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT SEATING MAP

CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT PARKING MAP

CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT PARKING MAP (PDF)

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TAILGATING (CLICK HERE FOR PDF)

East Tennessee State University welcomes alumni, students, fans and friends to participate in tailgating activities. Individuals, groups, and organizations hosting or participating in tailgating are responsible for their own conduct and that of their guests, are expected to respect the rights of others, and should refrain from behavior that infringes upon other’s enjoyment of the Buccaneer game day experience. Students are expected to adhere to the ETSU Student Code of Conduct.

  • Tailgating is permitted on game days in areas designated by the Dept. of Athletics and at other ETSU events as designated by the Office of the President or designee. Unless otherwise designated, set up may begin four and a half hours before and must be cleared after the game/event.
  • Be aware when driving through lots. Bikes, motorcycles, skateboard, and scooters are not to be in use in tailgating lots.
  • Glass bottles are prohibited. All beverages must be in plastic/non-breakable cups. Large containers or common drink dispensers or any device/activity to increase the consumption of beverages are prohibited.
  • Portable radio/stereo units allowed. Volume and language should be appropriate for all ages. Platforms, stages or enclosed tents are not permitted and no staking or tent pegs in paved areas.
  • No open flames, fires built on the ground, or open fire pit devices. Charcoal and propane grills are permissible. Hot coals should be extinguished with water. Propane tanks capped at 20 pounds. Fire safety equipment should be available if grill is in use. Properly ventilated gas generators (max. 1500 watts) allowed.
  • No food/drink sales, solicitation or advertising without ETSU permit. No food/drink may be brought into stadium.
  • Disposal of all trash required. Items remaining may be discarded and vehicles towed at owner’s expense.
  • No stadium/game re-entry after kickoff. ETSU student ID required for access to student parking. Guests should be in possession of a photo ID at all times.
  • In adherence with TBR/University policy, ETSU is Tobacco-Free with all tobacco usage permitted only inside private vehicles and no alcoholic beverages of any kind are permitted.

William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium Rules

ETSU reserves the right to eject any patron for unlawful or unruly behavior. Items such as outside food and drink, alcohol and tobacco products, weapons of any kind, or signs containing foul/abusive language are not permitted. Per NCAA rules, no noise makers of any kind are permitted. Backpacks prohibited other bags subject to search and seizure. No pets or animals of any kind are allowed, with the exception of documented service animals.