SIOUX FALLS, SD – An expansion of JJ’s Beer Garden for Augustana football games at Kirkeby-Over Stadium highlights the game day experience for the 100the Augustana Football Season, presented by CorTrust Bank.
Following a successful 2021 season with the beer garden at KO Stadium, the game day experience will allow safe consumption of alcohol throughout much of 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 match day experience will continue to be second to none at Kirkeby-Over Stadium, starting with entering the stadium with the world’s first digital ticketing system. Fans who purchase pregame tickets at GoAugie.com/Tickets will receive their tickets digitally. From there, fans have the opportunity to present their tickets on their smartphones or print their tickets at home. Single game tickets purchased at the ticket window may have your tickets printed, texted or emailed at the time of purchase.
The GoAugie mobile app, brought to you by CellOnly, provides the easiest and most convenient way for fans to purchase tickets. The app also offers quick access to event schedules, rosters and team information, customizable push notifications, live and archived video, and more. The free app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
On game days, car parks open at 8am, including the First PREMIER Tailgate (West) car park. Parking is free for A-Club members with their passes (if applicable) and just $10 per spot for the public.
Augieville, the site for all the pregame 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 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.
The 2022 football schedule is packed with major contests as the Vikings enter not only as defending NSIC champions, but also preseason favorites according to the Preseason NSIC Coaches Poll. Augustana is coming off two consecutive NCAA Division II Playoff appearances and has won 11 straight games inside Kirkeby-Over Stadium.
The home roster begins on September 10 against Bemidji State in the annual Be Bold, Wear Gold game. The contest is a partnership between Augiethon and the Sanford Health Foundation in support of Cure Kids Cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear Gold and the first 1,500 fans will receive a gold rally towel sponsored by CorTrust Bank.
Fans are also encouraged to participate in a Tailgate Eating Contest sponsored by the South Dakota Meat Council. Cook your favorite beef-based tailgate meal and have special guests judge it.
On September 24, the Vikings host Northern State on Military Day with the assistance of the South Dakota National Guard. Additionally, the contest is the annual Hall of Fame Game where the Augustana Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be introduced at halftime. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Banquet taking place on September 23 can be purchased here: www.AugieLink.com/HallofFame
For the first time since 2018, the “Key to the City” game will take place at the Kirkeby-Over Stadium on October 1. With Midco as the game day sponsor for the showdown between schools only blocks apart, the first 3,000 fans will receive rally pom poms courtesy of Midco.
Viking Days comes on Saturday, October 15, when AU hosts Wayne State. The homecoming parade begins at 10:30 am and runs from University Place to 33dr street on Grange Ave. Viking Days Royalty will perform at halftime. Additional Viking Days information and a full schedule can be found at Augie.com/Viking-Days.
While celebrating 100 years of football, October 22 is the 50the Sanctuary’s annual soccer game. For information on events related to the Shrine Game, go to ElRiad.org/shrine-football-game.
The regular season finale at home is scheduled for Nov. 5 when Augustana hosts Minnesota Duluth on Seniors Day.
All home games start at 1 p.m., parking lots open at 8 a.m. every Saturday, and Augieville activities start at 11:30 a.m. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Augustana Athletics Alcohol Sales Policy for the 2022 Football Season
- All guests must be 21 years of age and show valid identification to obtain a wristband and enter the beer garden.
- A valid wristband is required at time of ticket purchase and beer redemption
- A limit of two beers can be purchased at a time.
- Guests may bring their beer/wine to their seats, as long as those seats are outside of the “Alcohol Free Zones” shown below.
- Guests may not give alcohol to other guests under the age of 21.
- Sales will start at noon.
- Sales will end when the game clock has expired at the end of the third quarter.
- Guests are not allowed to bring alcohol into the Kirkeby-Over Stadium
- Augustana Athletics reserves the right to search guests for alcoholic beverages, as well as the right to refuse alcohol service at its discretion.
- Failure to adhere to these policy guidelines may result in dismissal from the stadium without refund.