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 William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium, the home of Buccaneer Football.

Top Things to Know: ETSU vs. Western Carolina

Below are top “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank for Saturday’s game versus Kennesaw State at Greene Stadium.     

No. 1 – Kickoff: Saturday’s game will kickoff at 1:02 p.m. inside Greene Stadium. Stadium gates will open at 11 a.m.

No. 2 – Ticket Information: Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday’s game against Western Carolina, as well as season tickets for basketball, online. For more information, click here. Students can pick up their tickets all week at the Carrier Center located on the second floor of the Culp Center or at the gate on gameday.

No. 3 – Heroes Day: On Saturday, ETSU welcomes any veteran or active service members with free admission to Saturday’s game. Tickets can be claimed at the main east side gate (arches) starting two hours before kickoff. Valid ID must be provided.

No. 4 – Senior Day: Prior to Saturday’s game, ETSU Athletics will honor 14 players who will run through the “E” one last time inside Greene Stadium. Additionally, the program will honor eight support staff students who have served the program as equipment managers, film crew personnel or with sports medicine.

No. 5 – Blue Ridge Border Battle: Saturday will mark the fifth edition of the “Blue Ridge Border Battle” between ETSU and Western Carolina. In 2018, a trophy was added for the long-time rivals that includes a two-tiered wooden pedestal adorned on opposite sides by the school’s respective logos and the moniker of the football rivalry series. Atop the trophy is a rock that was taken from the Appalachian Trail on the Tennessee - North Carolina Border in the heart of the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains.

No. 6 – Tailgating: For all Saturday home games this season, parking lots on campus open at 8 a.m. for tailgating. Click here for the game day parking map.

No. 7 – 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. Fans are also encouraged to pick up their Food City Rally Towels at this location to wave after the third quarter.

No. 8 – Pepsi Pregame: ETSU will have a DJ with live music at Lot 21 prior to kickoff.

No. 9 – Buc Walk: The much-anticipated Buc Walk will begin two hours prior to the game. For Saturday’s game, the Buc Walk will commence at 11 a.m.

No. 10 — SAAC Cold Weather Clothing Drive: The ETSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be hosting a clothing drive, starting on Homecoming, to collect cold weather gear for Johnson City’s residents in need. Donation boxes will be located at the main entrance of the William B. Greene Stadium and will be donated to the Salvation Army of Johnson City. Please be sure all donated items are washed prior to dropping off. Donations are greatly appreciated!

SAAC will be collecting the following items:

  • Blankets
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Jackets/Coats
  • Handwarmers
  • Socks
  • Backpacks

No. 11 – Cheers! – Starting this past month, fans can purchase beer inside William B. Greene, Jr. stadium. To accommodate this, the bookstore will be relocating to the main entrance on the east side of the stadium. For more information related to beer sales at the stadium, click here.

No. 12 – LOUD NOISES: Fans are reminded the touchdown cannon will be utilized during Saturday’s game.

No. 13 – GIVE NO QUARTER: Speaking of loud noises, ETSU encourages its fans to GET LOUD for the “no quarter fourth quarter.” Food City red rally towels are available to the first 1,500 fans at the Food City Fan Zone following the Buc Walk. A video presentation will begin at the end of the third quarter, prompting fans to wave their rally towels and show no mercy to the opposition.

No. 14 — Guest Services: New to ETSU this year is the Guest Services tent located at the East side of the stadium where fans can ask questions on game day. The tent will also provide a free photo service for fans to have pictures taken in front of the commemorative foundation rock at the concourse.

No. 15 – Broadcast Information: The Buccaneer Sports Network (BSN) will provide ETSU fans with complete pregame, in-game and postgame coverage on the Bucs’ flagship station WXSM-AM 640 and affiliate station 104.9 FM NASH ICON.

BSN begins its pregame programing one hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff with the 30-minute Tennessee Lottery Tailgate Show, followed by the George Quarles Pregame Show presented by Tommie’s Plumbing which will lead up to 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The Appalachian Orthopedic Countdown to Kickoff will then lead into the final moments before kickoff.     

The broadcast team of “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos, color analyst Robert Harper and stat-man Don Helman will provide ETSU fans all the information they need to complement their game-day activities.

At halftime, the crew will have the Mr. Electric Halftime Show, while fans can tune into the Mullican Flooring Post Game Show for a full wrap up, with game statistics, players and coach interviews and other post-game information.  

Saturday’s game will also air on ESPN+ with Keith Brake (play-by-play) and Mark Hutsell (analyst) on the call.

No. 16 - 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, security procedures including metal detectors and security wands will be employed at entry gates. 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 chairs

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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
    -- By calling ETSU’s Ticket Office at (423) 439-3878
    -- At the ticket booths located inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium (on gamedays)

  •  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 here 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 has implemented a clear bag policy
  • 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 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 38, 39, South Dossett 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 student entrance at the Bank of Tennessee Arch at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Students need to have their ticket or 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 at the Will Call area on the east side of the stadium.
  • 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 before each home game. Please reference the parking map for the route of the Buc Walk.
  • 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  



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.



 Call 423-439-3878 (ETSU) for ticket information or visit



Student seating at Greene Stadium is located in the East stands (visitor side) -- sections P, Q, R and S. Overflow seating for students will be available on the hillside located at the north end zone of the stadium. Students must present their ticket for access into all seating areas.

Free parking for students is available in Lots 15, 16, 17, and in the parking garage. Student organizations can obtain a parking pass for special event tailgating in Lot 21 by request through the Office of Student Affairs. A valid ETSU student ID must be presented for access to student parking areas.


WHERE: Students can pick up tickets in person by visiting the information desk in the newly renovated Culp Student Center

WHEN: Student tickets will be released in person starting the Sunday of game week for each home ETSU football game, and will be available until NOON on the Friday before the game.

Remaining tickets are returned to the ETSU Ticket Office at noon on Friday. Hillside seating or standing-room-only seats will be available on game days should there be no seats remaining in the student section.


Students wishing to purchase guest tickets for the game can do so for $10.00 per ticket either online, at the Culp Center desk when picking up their tickets, or at a ticket sales window on game day.






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.