Things to Know for ETSU vs. Samford
Things to Know for ETSU vs. Samford
Thursday, November 15, 2018

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2018) – As fans make their plans for this Saturday’s home Buccaneer football game, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has released its “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.

Fans are also 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 – OUTRIGHT SOCON FOOTBALL TITLE GAME THIS SATURDAY AT HOME!: In what is arguably the most significant football game to be played on the ETSU campus in school history, the Buccaneers will host Samford this Saturday at 1 p.m. inside Greene Stadium for an opportunity to capture the outright Southern Conference football championship and secure the league’s automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision national playoffs. The Bucs, who are 8-2 overall and 6-1 in SoCon play, have already won a share of the program’s first-ever SoCon title, but can take sole possession of the championship with a victory. Food City is Saturday’s presenting game sponsor.

No. 2 – Ticket information: Only a few hundred tickets remaining for this weekend’s game … To purchase tickets, call 423-439-3878 or click here.

No. 3 – Heroes' Day: The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host Heroes’ Day at this Saturday’s football game with Samford. Veterans, active military, police and first responders with a valid ID will receive a free ticket and be recognized during the game. The first 50 Heroes who enter the gates on Saturday will also receive a voucher for a free turkey courtesy of Food City.

No. 4 – Weather Forecast: Saturday’s weather forecast is the best we have had all week in the Tri-Cities with it scheduled be 60 degrees and sunny.  

No. 5 – Buc Walk: The Buc Walk on Saturday will begin at 10:45 a.m.

No. 6 – 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. 7 – 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. 8  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. 9 – 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. 10 – 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 the link below for the parking map. Students are reminded they can still access normal student parking by displaying their parking pass and ID.

For more information on Buccaneer football, visit and click on the football page.