Thursday, April 17, 2008

T-Day Game Details


T-Day Game Set For April 19 At 1 p.m.
Band, cheerleaders, Ramblin' Wreck will all be on hand for first peek at Johnson's team

April 10, 2008

ATLANTA - Head coach Paul Johnson's first Georgia Tech team will play in the highly-anticipated T-Day Game April 19th at 1 p.m. in Bobby Dodd Stadium.

A full compliment of game day entertainment will be on hand with the marching band, cheerleaders and dance squad all performing. Former Yellow Jacket standouts will be interviewed on the video board at various points during the game.

Tech fans will get their first glimpse of Johnson's spread offense and a youthful defense under the direction of new coordinator Dave Wommack. The Yellow Jackets return eight starters from a team that won seven games in 2007 and earned an 11th consecutive postseason bowl appearance.

April 19th will be a busy sports day on the Georgia Tech campus. In addition to the T-Day Game, Tech is hosting the ACC Track and Field Championships as well as a home softball doubleheader against Boston College.

Information concerning the T-Day Game:

Admission: No charge.

Parking: The Georgia Tech Campus Parking and Transportation office is charging $5 for parking in all lots on April 19th. Parking at Alexander Memorial Coliseum is reserved for the ACC Track and Field participants and officials. No T-Day Game parking will be allowed in this lot.

Seating: Lower level seating in the East, West and North stands. Enter through Gate 1, 4, 5, or 7.

Concessions: Concession stands will be open in the east and west seating areas. Concession vendors will also be open for business on Callaway Plaza near Gate 7 before kickoff of the Spring Game.

Pre-game Activities: Activities for kids run from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. outside the stadium on Bobby Dodd Way. A DJ will play music and lead games for kids and adults. Face painters, inflatable games, a giant inflatable slide, a golf driving cage and more will all be part of the festivities.

During the Game: The marching band, cheerleaders and Ramblin' Wreck will all be on hand. Several Georgia Tech football legends will be interviewed on the sidelines during the game and shown on the video board.

Also, this email was sent out this week to ticket holders on a new ticket system:

Dear Season Ticket Holder,
I am pleased to announce the implementation of digital ticketing technology in Bobby Dodd Stadium for the 2008 football season. This new technology offers greater flexibility and convenience to ticket holders, by providing you with several new options. For the upcoming season, you will be able to:
-Print your tickets at home when purchased online
-Scan your tickets at the gates adding more security and eliminating duplicate tickets
-Email unused tickets to friends and family
We are giving this new technology a test run at our spring football game this Saturday, April 19th. Your participation and feedback is requested as we work to assure that this system enhances your game day experience during the 2008 season. As part of this process, you will be receiving, by email, a print at home ticket for you to bring to the spring game. Tickets for this game are not required as admission is FREE for all those attending. However, by utilizing the email ticket we are forwarding, you can help us test our new system and become eligible to win an assortment of prizes during the game, including:

- Autographed Paul Johnson mini-helmet
- Autographed Paul Johnson Football
- GT Football Polo Shirt
- GT Hat
- GT t-shirts and more...
You will receive your ticket beginning Wednesday, April 16th at the account we have on record. Please open up the file attached to the email and print the ticket from any desktop printer. To be eligible for the prizes noted above, please have your ticket scanned by our staff at Gate 4 of Bobby Dodd Stadium. Gate 4 is the only entrance where digital scanning will take place this Saturday.
I look forward to seeing you at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, April 19th and thank you for helping Georgia Tech athletics as we implement this new system.

Dan Radakovich
Director of Athletics