SIOUX FALLS, SD – Football No. 19 Augustana opens its home slate on Saturday with a 1 pm kick-off against Bemidji State. Fans are encouraged to wear gold as part of Be Bold, Wear Gold to support Cure Kids Cancer in partnership with Augiethon and the Sanford Health Foundation.
It is a first digital ticketing system for Augustana soccer. Fans can purchase tickets in advance and can present their tickets on their smartphones or print tickets at home. Single-game tickets can be purchased at the box office and can be printed, texted or emailed at the time of purchase. Click here to buy tickets.
Downloaded the GoAugie FanApp, brought to you by CellOnly, is the easiest and most convenient way to purchase tickets. The free app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Parking lots open at 8am on game days, including the First PREMIER Tailgate (West) parking lot. Parking is free for A-Club members with their passes (if applicable) and just $10 per spot for the public.
The site for all the pre-game festivities kicks off at 11:30 am, with performances by the Viking Marching Band and Augustana Spirit Squads, as well as the A-Club Tailgate sponsored by the South Dakota Beef Council. A-Club members will receive a free meal with their Viking Pass at the A-Club Tailgate and non-A-Club fans can purchase the same meal for $10.
Additionally, Augustana students have a space in Augieville designated specifically for them to create their own tailgate, run by the student advocacy organization SKOL. Augieville is located to the north and west of Kirkeby-Over Stadium on the football practice ground.
The South Dakota Beef Council is sponsoring a beef contest. With the meeting starting at 8 a.m., teams are encouraged to submit their beef product for judging by 11:30 a.m. Augustana celebrity judges will judge based on taste, presentation and salesmanship . For more information, Click here.
An expansion of JJ’s Beer Garden will allow the safe consumption of alcohol in much of the Kirkeby-Over stadium. A single point of sale will remain in the beer garden, located in the southeast corner of the stadium, where fans will be able to take their drink to their seats.
Alcohol-free zones will exist throughout the stadium, particularly sections 107, 108, 109, the northwest grass berm, and section 202 on the visitor’s side. You can find a map of alcohol-free zones here.
Admission to JJ’s Beer Garden will remain the same as last season, while JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars will continue to manage the beer garden, including using its professionally trained staff to identify and wristband those over 21 . The service area will close at the end of the third quarter.
More information on Augustana’s alcohol policy can be found here.
The Viking Marching Band will treat fans to pregame and halftime performances along with the sounds of the atmosphere of a college football game coming from the band. 2021 marked the return of the Viking Marching Band, while 2022 will only continue to add to Viking Football’s game day traditions.
Learn more about the marching band at: https://www.augie.edu/vikingmarchingband.
Be Bold, Wear Gold as Gabe, a kindergartener from Madison, South Dakota, will be the starter. Having battled cancer, Gabe is this year’s Sanford Children’s Champion and is just one of dozens of patients who trust Sanford Children’s for life-saving pediatric cancer care each year. At halftime of the contest on Saturday, there will be a “Miracle Minute” to collect cash donations from the crowd.
Augustana football, the defending NSIC champion, is on an 11-game home winning streak in the regular season and has been listed as the NSIC favorite in 2022.