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What you need to know for Thursday night’s contest at Brooks Stadium

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No. 22/24 Chanticleers will host the Citadel at 7 p.m. ET

CONWAY, South Carolina – Nationally ranked No. 22/24 Coastal Carolina football kicks off its 2021 season at home against enemy of the state The Citadel on Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m. ET at Brooks Stadium. The competition will be broadcast live on ESPN +.

Here’s everything fans attending Thursday night’s game need to know about where to enter, what they can bring, and more.

The Coastal Carolina Football Fan Guide can be viewed and downloaded HERE.

GAME SPONSOR

Thursday night’s home contest is sponsored by the City of Conway.

GAME PROGRAM

Fans can download the official Gameday Illustrated Gameday 2021 digital program HERE.

TICKETING

Tickets can be purchased in a number of ways for CCU football matches at Brooks Stadium.

  1. Online: GoCCUsports.com
    • Fans who purchase tickets online will have the option of mobile delivery, print-to-home, or call-in.
  2. Telephone: 843-347-8499
    • Fans can call the Chanticleer Athletics box office to purchase tickets.
  3. In person: Chanticleer Athletics Box Office located at Arcadia Hall at 132 Chanticleer Drive W., Conway, SC 29526
    • Regular ticket office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. (In accordance with University parking regulations.)

The day of the match: The box office opens four (4) hours before kick-off at the Brooks Stadium South Box Office.

Digital ticketing is encouraged this year for safe and easy entry into the stadium. Home printed tickets are also encouraged.

DOORS

NEW FOR 2021: Metal detectors and / or beacons will be in effect at all entrance doors. Please allow extra time for entry. The seating plan can be found HERE.

  • Will call is available two (2) hours before kick-off:

Team visit door 6
Home team Gate 4
General gate 1

(Photo ID is required to collect tickets).

  • All stadium gates will open 90 minutes before kick-off.
  • Current Coastal Carolina University students must swipe their CINO card to enter the game. Students must enter Brooks Stadium through Gate 2.
  • For information on tickets and seating available through the ADA, please contact the Chanticleer Athletics Box Office at 843-347-8499. All seats at Brooks Stadium are allocated. ADA accessible seats are available throughout the stadium.

STADIUM SECURITY MEASURES

  • Pre-game traditions like the Chant Walk will not take place on the Thursday night before the game with The Citadel.
  • The Clear Bag policy will be applied normally (Click here).
  • No re-entry into the stadium (pass-outs) is allowed.
  • All toilets will be open.
  • Stadium security has the right to inspect any item at any time for the safety of the spectators. Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entering the stadium.
  • Prohibited items include:
    • Alcoholic beverages • Flags • Backpacks • Umbrellas • Weapons of all kinds • Bags (solid and / or transparent) larger than 12 “x 12” x 6 “• Food and / or drinks outside • Strollers / seats / baby wagons • Ice bags • Video cameras • Coolers • Thermos flasks • Animals (except service animals) • Sofas • Artificial noises • Selfie poles

FOOTBALL GAMEDAY TRAFFIC SAFETY PLAN

Road closures:

  • As of four (4) hours before kickoff, University Boulevard access from Chanticleer Drive West (east or west) to SC 544 will be closed. Tom Trout Dr. from Chanticleer Dr. West to Independence Dr. will be closed.
  • TO access campus and all main campus parking lots, use University Boulevard from US 501 – or -use Founders Drive from SC 544.
  • TO go out campus, use University Boulevard and travel to US 501 -or- use Founders Drive.

PARKING / DONOR PARKING

Sports parking possibilities (please refer to the map HERE).

Car park MUST be purchased in advance; Attendants WON’T DO accept batch payment entry.

  • Fans can purchase seasonal parking in the Premium, Prime, Kearns and Select bundles (subject to availability) by calling the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation at 843-349-6670 or by CLICKING HERE.
  • Part parking is available ONLY for LOT Select (Highway 544). To purchase game parking, you can CLICK HERE or by calling the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation at 843-349-6670.
  • The QQ, P, O, J, M, G, R and YY prizes will be restricted prizes for all CCU home football matches coordinated by the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation (CAF).
  • Free parking options are available. Fans can park off US 501 (Lot GG) or in the HGTC parking lots.

The ADA accessible shuttles will cycle around every 10 minutes to and from Gate 4.

GENERAL PARKING

Sports parking possibilities (please refer to the map HERE).

  • All campus grounds other than the parking lots reserved for donors or students are accessible to spectators on match day depending on availability from FOUR hours before kick-off. Please note that general car parks will be shared with faculty / staff and students during weekday matches and are subject to availability. University parking regulations remain in effect until 5 p.m. ET.

ADA ACCESSIBLE PARKING

  • The QQ lot adjacent to Brooks Stadium contains the required number of ADA accessible parking spaces. Access to these spaces is on a first come, first served basis for people carrying official ADA signs issued by the State. Access to the spaces does not require any fees or additional donations to CAF. Once the spaces are full, parking attendants will direct customers to alternative parking locations. Customers may choose to use the drop-off service adjacent to Brooks Stadium, but will then be required to exit the field and move the vehicle to the appropriate field and space.
  • The ADA auxiliary car park is located in Lot S next to the Wall College of Business and Brittain Hall, on a first come, first served basis for people carrying official ADA signs issued by the state. Access to the spaces does not require any additional fees or donations to CAF.
  • A free shuttle service is provided from Lot S to Gate 4 from Brooks Stadium.

SHUTTLE BUSES

NEW for 2021: Fans using the shuttles provided by the University will be transported directly to Brooks Stadium and use a new drop-off / pick-up location adjacent to Gate 4 and the southern ticket book.

  • Fans will be dropped off able to access one of the stadium gates to enter Brooks Stadium, regardless of their location.

Shuttle routes for the 2021 football match

• Each specific route will make continuous loops between each of the indicated shuttle stops. Face covers ARE MANDATORY in the shuttle.

Teal route shuttle stops

• Brooks Stadium
• Student union
• HGTC
• Kearns Room
Service to the parking lots located on the east side of the main campus and HGTC.

Bronze Route shuttle stops

• Brooks Stadium
• Parking YY (Select Parking)
Serves the YY parking lot on Hwy 544. Serves the parking lot south of Brooks Stadium at the Hwy 544 exit.

ADA route shuttle stops

• Brooks Stadium
• Lot S (parking lot specific to the ADA)

ALL shuttles are ADA accessible and can meet all passenger needs.

CONCESSION

Full Brooks Stadium east and west side concessions are back in 2021 with even more options including Chick-fil-a, Dippin ‘Dots, Cotton Candy, Food Trucks, and a Teal Garden that will feature local beer options. .

Students will be able to use their Meal Swipes on the Pepsi Patio and at the booths of the Southwest and Northwest concessions.

A full map of the dealerships and their locations can be found HERE.

TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS POLICY

Coastal Carolina University is a tobacco-free campus. The use of all tobacco products and all smoke-related products is PROHIBITED in or on all University properties. This policy does not restrict or prohibit legal possession of tobacco.

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