Clarksville, TN – With the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team opening the 2019 campaign in less than 24 hours, the athletics department has finalized its fan experience plans both before and during the 7:00pm, Thursday, August 29th contest against North Carolina Central.
For the ninth consecutive season, Austin Peay athletics will present Tailgate Alley in Lot 6 (Foy Lot). Single-game spaces are available for $20.00 per game and season-long passes to Tailgate Alley are available to Monocle Society members.
Beginning at 2:00pm, the athletics department and Austin Peay campus police will begin closing the lot to further parking for the day. Fans will be able to take their reserved spots in Tailgate Alley at 3:00pm with the football team again making the Govs walk at approximately 4:45pm.
A new addition to the Governors pregame offerings in 2019 is Stache Street. Taking over Marion Street from the Foy Center to Henry Street, the newest area will provide fans the opportunity to enjoy an array of food truck options, inflatable and mobile games as well as live entertainment.
Beginning at 3:00pm, the athletics department and Austin Peay campus police will begin closing parking along Marion Street between the Foy Center crosswalk and Henry Street, allowing vendors to take their positions. At 4:00pm fans will be able to walk along Stache Street and enjoy the newest offering until 30 minutes prior to kickoff (6:30pm). At 7:00pm, Marion Street will reopen to the public.
The Governors athletics department encourages all Austin Peay State University fans to wear red to Thursday’s season opener as part of its Red Out! Fans needing a red shirt are encouraged to visit the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on campus or the Govs Gear store on the main concourse of Fortera Stadium.
During the game, Austin Peay will be recognizing APSU’s fraternities and sororities in attendance. Members of those organization will receive a special koozie upon check in when they enter the facility.
In addition, the Governors will welcome Clarksville-Montgomery County School System employees to Fortera Stadium, presenting Educators’ Night t-shirts to the first 1,000 CMCSS employees and family members at the gate.
Bojangles Game Sponsor
Clarksville-area Bojangles restaurants are presenting the first 5,000 fans in attendance a rally towel at the gate.
VIPeay End Zone Experience
After a successful debut in 2018, the VIPeay End Zone Experience returns for the entire 2019 season with single-game options now available through Austin Peay State University’s athletics website.
Nestled adjacent to the Hendricks Fox Walk of History, the VIPeay End Zone Experience area offers ticket holders premium in-game food and adult beverage accommodations along with a place to mix and mingle with other Austin Peay State University fans.
With a unique field-level view of the action, as well as televisions to monitor other college football action around the country, fans can enjoy an experience unmatched in the Ohio Valley Conference. This season, the VIPeay End Zone Experience will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff and will remain open through the end of halftime.
A new feature at Fortera Stadium in 2019 is the Beer Garden. Trained and licensed servers will sell beer in the Beer Garden located in the southeast corner of the stadium property, across the field from the current VIPeay Endzone experience. Fans wishing to purchase alcohol must be 21 years or older and obtain a wristband that will be provided at a location outside Gate 2 of Fortera Stadium and have that wristband on when purchasing alcohol in the stadium.
Patrons consuming alcohol must be able to produce a valid photo ID at all times. Stadium personnel may ask to see an ID at locations away from the point of sale.
Beer sales will begin once the gates are opened to the general public and conclude at the end of the third quarter. At no time will alcoholic beverages be allowed to leave the Beer Garden. A complete guide to APSU athletics Beer Garden policies is available by visiting the link below.