Tickets, tailgating and everything in between

Casey Cargle

With the new stadium renovations has come a new game day atmosphere for students.

Although, in recent history, the Recreational Activities Center (RAC) has been a big student tailgate zone, it is now the new red and brown lot where a True Blue Donor level of $120-$599 is required to park and tailgate in that area.

However there is a new Student Tailgate Zone (STZ), which is the free fenced off student tailgate zone that is located at the Northwest corner of the stadium. The STZ will include games and vendors with giveaways for students and live music. There will be 20 tailgate spots which come with tables and chairs where students and student organizations can bring drinks, food and alcoholic beverages if they are of age.

There’s also a new “buddy ticket” system where students can bring a friend to the game. The buddy ticket only cost $15 and is limited to one per person but that ticket gets them into the STZ as well as the football game. Tickets are available to buy at the Georgia Southern Athletics Ticket Office, located in the Cowart Building Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

STZ Rules and Policies

  • Must have Eagle ID or “Buddy Ticket” to enter and valid government ID
  • Students must be 21 or older to consume alchoholic beverages. A wristband will be issued to students who are 21 or older
  • Alchoholic beverages must remain in the STZ area
  • Alchoholic beverages must be in plastic cup
  • Drinking games are strictly prohibited
  • Opens at 1 p.m. for a Saturday game
  • Opens at 3 p.m. for a Thursday game
  • Setup and drop-off of supplies, food, drink is 6-8 p.m. the day before game or once the STZ opens
  • No vehicles allowed (includes golf carts)
  • No animals allowed
  • Tobacco-free area
  • No glass bottles or kegs
  • No weapons
  • No umbrellas
  • No illegal drugs
  • Students must abide by the Student Code of Conduct