Eagles Athletics fans will have the chance to meet this year’s football coaches and players in Savannah during the Meet the Eagles Fan Fest set for Friday, Aug. 24 on the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus. Activities for the community begin at 4 p.m., including a tailgate, campus tours and a meet-and-greet with the team. The event is free and open to the public.Festivities will kick off with a community tailgate at 4 p.m. at the Student Union. Campus tours will be given at 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. starting from the Student Union.
At 6 p.m., the Eagles will hold their Friday practice at the soccer field on the Armstrong Campus with an autograph session to immediately follow. Fans may bring their own items to be autographed and free 2018 football posters will be provided. Photos may be taken, but selfies and posed photographs that hold up the line will not be permitted so that everyone can get their items signed in the allotted time.
University Interim President Shelley C. Nickel will encourage Eagle Nation to share their True Blue pride while fans enjoy music from members of the Southern Pride Marching Band in addition to appearances by Georgia Southern cheerleaders and GUS. The festival will also be a great time for Savannah residents and students on the Armstrong Campus to learn football game day chants and traditions.
For those interested in exploring admissions opportunities, University admissions representatives will be available and will be giving away rally towels, water bottles, croakies and more.
Concessions sold through local food trucks will be available for the festival. Students and other fans can also enjoy inflatables and corn hole in the adjacent softball field. Free T-shirts will be provided to Georgia Southern students while they last.
The Athletics Ticket Office will be on-site for those who want to purchase football season tickets, single-game tickets or away game tickets. Volleyball, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's basketball season tickets will also be available for purchase. However, football season ticket packets and Eagle Fund membership benefits will not be available for pick up at the festival Fan Fest. Junior Eagle Club Memberships will also be available to purchase.
Parking is free and fans may park in the large Sports Center parking lot on campus.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.