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The Bucs open their season Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. inside William B. Greene Jr. Stadium.
Top 5 "Things to Know" for football opener Sept. 1
Thursday, August 30, 2018

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2018) – With just two days left before Buccaneer football’s opener Sept. 1 against Mars Hill inside William B. Greene Jr. Stadium at 7:30 p.m., the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Thursday a list of the Top 5 “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank as fans prepare to visit campus this Saturday.

Also, fans are reminded they can access information regarding game day activities by visiting and clicking on the Game Day Central link located on the football page, or by downloading the ETSU Game Time App for Apple and Android devices. Current users of the Game Time App are encouraged to update prior to the season to get the latest information on Buc athletics.

No. 1 – GOLD OUT and Fireworks presented by Pepsi: The season opener against Mars Hill has been designated as a “Gold Out.” Fans are encouraged to match the team’s all gold uniforms by wearing their favorite ETSU gold attire. In addition, fans are reminded that game day fireworks presented by Pepsi will be deployed during special moments throughout the game and a postgame fireworks show will follow the season opener.

No. 2 – 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. Please arrive early to insure access to your seats before kickoff. For more on security and admission policies, visit and click on the Game Day Central link on the football page.

No. 3 – Ticket information: Season tickets, SoCon Packs and single game tickets are still available. Fans can learn more by visiting and clicking on the ticket link. Meanwhile, student ticket pickup continues until noon on Thursday of home games at the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), located inside the second floor of the CPA. For students who do not pick up a seated ticket, they may also display a valid student ID at the gate of Greene Stadium for admission to the grass berm on the north side of the stadium.

No. 4 – Tailgating and Food City Zone: Parking lots on campus open at 8 a.m. for tailgating on game days. Parking and tailgate policies are available at Also, 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. Single game parking for $10 is available in Lot 22 located behind Bojangles’.

No. 5 – Buc Walk, Pepsi Stage and Ford Super Screen: Fans are also reminded that the Buc Walk begins two hours and fifteen minutes before each game. For the Mars Hill opener, this means the Buc Walk will begin at 5:15 p.m. In addition, the Pepsi Stage with live music and the Ford Super Screen with games from around the country will be located in Lot 21 to entertain fans for the season opener.