The East Tennessee State University Department of Athletics has officially upgraded its gameday experience for the 2019 football season.

“Delivering a first-class fan experience is a priority for ETSU,” stated Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations Dr. Matt McGahey. “For the 2019 season, we have added new in-game promotions, increased live music performances, created new turnkey tailgating options, introduced select Wendy’s products in our concession stands, a new cannon will fire following touchdowns and an interactive inflatable will be placed inside Greene Stadium. Returning for 2019 will be traditions like the Buc Walk and in-game fireworks for all night games, including a post-game fireworks show for the home opener. Enhancing the ETSU Football game day will allow Buc fans to create special memories with their friends and families that will last a lifetime.”

Promo Schedule
9/7: Shorter
Pepsi Fireworks post-game show
9/14: VMI
1969 Championship Team Reunion
9/21: Austin Peay
2019 Hall of Fame Weekend
ETSU Family Weekend
10/5: Wofford
Blue OUT!
Bucky’s BBQ Brawl
11/2: The Citadel
Homecoming 2019
Bucky’s Low Country Boil Contest
11/16: Mercer
Heroes’ Day
Senior Day
Bucky’s Chili Cook Off

New at Greene Stadium
Fire the Cannon!

Be aware that a new cannon has been positioned in the northeast corner on the field at Greene Stadium that will be fired every time the Bucs score a touchdown.

Instant Replay

Instant replay is coming to the SoCon in 2019. Replays will be triggered by either a coach’s challenge or from the booth.

Buccaneer Tailgate Cove

ETSU has partnered with East Tenn Rent-Alls and Celebrate to bring you a new, all-inclusive turnkey tailgate experience. Packages include tents holding 20-60 people next to the Food City Zone, complete with tables, chairs, coolers with ice, trash cans, Lot 21 parking passes and other amenities. For reservations contact Celebrate at (423) 282-4142.

Interactive Inflatable
An interactive inflatable will be added inside Greene Stadium this year near the Southwest Gate.

Concessions Upgrades
Also debuting in Greene Stadium this year is Wendy’s for classic treats and cold Frosties. There will also be a food truck positioned inside Greene Stadium, serving new menu options for the 2019 season.

Bucky’s Fan Cook Offs
Three scheduled cooking competitions will be held in the Food City Zone during select games. Contact Calvin Claggett at [email protected] to enter.
In-Game Promotions

Bojangles’ Turnover for Tea
If the Bucs force a turnover on “TEA-Fense” then select fans will win a FREE Bojangles’ Legendary Tea.
Chick-Fil-A Ice The Kicker

If the visiting team misses a field goal or extra point, everyone at the game wins a FREE Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream Cone.

Wendy’s 4 for 400
If the Bucs gain 400 or more total offensive yards for the game, everyone in a row wins a gift card from Wendy’s.

Pizza Hut Win
When the Bucs win, select fans will receive a prize courtesy of Pizza Hut.

Pepsi Concert Series
9/7 – Shorter
Rhythm & The Roosevelts
10/5 – Wofford
11/2 – The Citadel
The Jae Marie Project

ETSU fans are encouraged to purchase season tickets for the 2019 season.

Fans may also purchase single-game tickets or a three-game ticket package.

Following the season-opening road game, the Bucs will return to William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium for three consecutive home games at 7:30 p.m. against Shorter (Sept. 7), VMI (Sept. 14) and Austin Peay (Sept. 21). The six-game home schedule features four Southern Conference foes in VMI (Sept. 14), Wofford (Oct. 5), The Citadel (Nov. 2) and Mercer (Nov. 16).