Excitement continues to build as for the first time Appalachian State, and Boone, will play host to the Miami Hurricanes this Saturday.
On Sunday afternoon the Appalachian State Sports Information Department announced some additions and game details for game day. Among the already announced events will be a pep rally on Friday night from 6-10pm in the Peacock Parking Lot, being presented in partnership with the Town of Boone, Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, University Foundation and the Chancellor’s Office. The pep rally is free to attend and will include appearances from head coach Scott Satterfield and team captains Marcus Cox, John Law, Parker Collins and Kennan Gilchrist, as well as live performances from “Soul Benefactor” and “Arson Daily.”
Pep rally parking will be available in the Rivers Street Parking Deck, Stadium Lot, Schaefer Center Lot and along King Street. Gameday towing will still begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 so no vehicles should be left parked overnight.
New additions for the game, as announced by AppState:
ADDITIONAL STUDENT SECTION/GENERAL ADMISSION – The student section/general admission will be expanded with a standing room only area in the south end zone. This will allow a limited number of students on field level close to the action, while accommodating as many students as possible. Space will be first come, first serve.
ADDED VIDEO BOARD – An additional video board will be added to give students and fans another angle to catch all the action in Kidd Brewer Stadium. The board will be positioned in the north end zone.
FIELD LEVEL SEATING – Field-level seating will be added adjacent to the south end zone to provide an exciting view of the game with a “premium seating” experience.
SKYDIVERS – Get to your seats early as the game balls will be delivered to midfield by skydivers during the pregame show.
PEP RALLY (Friday) – Make plans to join us Friday night for our pep rally featuring multiple bands, App State Head Coach Scott Satterfield, food trucks, and App State players. COMPLETE PEP RALLY DETAILS AND SCHEDULE HERE
PARKING LOTS & GATES OPEN EARLY – Parking lots and gates will open early to allow students and fans to have plenty of time to enjoy the gameday experience with a 12 p.m. kickoff. GATES WILL OPEN AT 10 a.m. and PARKING LOTS WILL OPEN AT 8 a.m.
ARRIVE EARLY – With a great crowd expected for an early kickoff, it will be one of the busiest morning commutes in Boone history. Please allow plenty of time to arrive at Kidd Brewer Stadium safely.
BE PATIENT –Operational enhancements including additional ticket gates, ticket takers, bag checkers, and security personnel will be in place to ensure the best gameday experience possible.
NEW FOR 2016 (FAN SURVEY IMPROVEMENTS)
BLACK END ZONES – The traditional black end zones with gold block letter reading “APPALACHIAN” and “MOUNTAINEERS” have returned to Kidd Brewer Stadium for the 2016 season.
ACCESSIBILITY – Aisles, handrails, and walls have been freshly painted to make Kidd Brewer Stadium look its best for the 2016 season. Walkways and concourses have also been repaired throughout the stadium. On season tickets, either “East Gate” or “West Gate” has been printed on the tickets, which will help direct fans to the best stadium entry point, and will also assist with lengthy lines into the stadium. We have also added additional entry points on the east side of the stadium.
CONCESSIONS – The number of concession stands has nearly doubled, as Pepsi Beverage and Snack Carts and additional vendors have been added around Kidd Brewer Stadium to make food and beverages more easily accessible. We are proud to have partnered with Pepsi to provide expanded coverage and availability throughout the stadium. In addition to Pepsi Beverage and Snack Carts, Papa John’s Pizza, Southeast Food Vendors, The Farmer’s Wife Apple Pies, Appalachia Cookie Co. and Woodlands BBQ are all back at The Rock for the 2016 season.
MERCHANDISE – An additional souvenir stand outside of The Rock, adjacent to the ticket plaza, has been added for your shopping needs prior to the game. You can now purchase what the App State coaching staff wears as an expanded selection of merchandise has been added to include Nike sideline gear. You will also find larger quantities of shirts, and larger sizes to ensure plenty of merchandise is available.