As a Georgia State alum, I am overly excited about the 2017 inaugural football season at the new stadium. It’s been a joy to watch the transformation from the old Turner Field into the new Parker H. Petit Field on their Twitter page. The field is named after Parker H. “Pete” Petit who is a chairman and chief executive officer of MiMedx Group, successful entrepreneur and long-time supporter of the university, who has made a $10 million gift to the university to support the Athletics program. He earned his MBA in finance in the university’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. GSU’s first game is August 31st against Tennessee State at 7pm.
With the opening of Georgia State Stadium just over a week away, plans were announced on Tuesday for the inaugural FanFest to take place in the new ‘Home of the Panthers’ on Aug. 17.
Gates for the event will open at 5:30 p.m. with the first PantherWalk of the year scheduled for 6:30 p.m., taking place just outside of the Green Lot. Activities, which include a practice and simulated scrimmage under the lights for the Georgia State football team will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and last for around 90 minutes.
Parking for FanFest is free in both the Green and Red Lots and will open for tailgating at 3 p.m.
“We are treating this night as a run through for everyone involved, from our staff to our student-athletes and even for our fans,” Senior Associate A.D. for External Operations Brian Kelly said. “We want everyone to come out to not only see where their seats are, but to check out the concession stands, see where they are going to park and get ready for an incredible opening night on Aug. 31.”
As part of the festivities, the monthly Alumni Association’s 3rd Thursday will take place in the Touchdown Lounge beginning at 5:30 p.m.
At 6 p.m., Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak will host a one-hour GSU Today on Victory Plaza. The show will air live on 1340 The Fan 3 and 103.7 FM. It will be a preview to the new two-hour pregame show that will take place at all home games during the 2017 season.
For the kids, Pounce’s Kids Zone will be open just inside the gates and after the game, kids and fans alike are invited to come down on the field, a new post game tradition after each home game.
The Georgia State Bookstore will also have the new Team Store located on the 1913 Promenade open for business with all new GSU gear.
Individual game tickets and parking for all six Georgia State home football games in the inaugural season of Georgia State Stadium went on sale earlier this week and range from $25 to $30 per game. Group ticket packages are available for groups of 10 more ranging from $15 to $20 per game.
Single game parking ranges from $10 if purchased in advance, to $20 if purchased on game day.
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