Advisory: Wake Forest plans activities to honor teams, involve fans
November 30, 2006
Wake Forest football fans can wish the Demon Deacons well as the team leaves for Jacksonville, Fla., during an official send-off celebration at 10:10 a.m. Dec. 1 outside the Manchester Athletic Center on the university’s Reynolda Campus. Members of the media are invited to attend.
The event is part of a Wake Forest Spirit Day, during which members of the campus community are encouraged to wear black to show their support of Wake Forest athletics. The day honors not only the football team, but the men’s soccer team as it prepares to compete in the NCAA semifinals in St. Louis, and other Wake Forest student athlete-related successes, such as the selection of Michelle Sikes, captain of the women’s cross country and track and field teams, as a Rhodes Scholar.
Around 1 a.m. Dec. 2, buses carrying at least 400 students will leave for Jacksonville’s Alltel Stadium from the parking lot outside Benson University Center. Tickets for the student bus trip go on sale today (Nov. 30) from noon until 5:30 p.m. in the Benson University Center Ticket Office. The tickets are only for students and may be purchased with a Wake Forest student ID for $35 each. Eight buses have been reserved and more will be secured if needed. The buses will arrive in Jacksonville two hours prior to kick off and will depart Jacksonville two hours after game’s end. On the return trip, the buses are expected to arrive in Winston-Salem by 3 a.m. Dec. 3.
The student bus trip is made possible by the Wake Forest Athletic Department, the Student Activities Fee, the Screamin’ Demons and an alumni donor.
In addition, Saturday’s football game will be shown on the video board at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum prior to the 5:10 p.m. start of the men’s basketball game against Georgia. Approximately 30 minutes after the men’s basketball game, the Wake Forest women’s basketball team will host Charleston Southern.
Tickets to watch the football game and both basketball games can be purchased for $10 at the coliseum box office, or by calling (336) 725-5636, extension 350. Admission to football game viewing is free for those who already have tickets to the men’s basketball game. Wake Forest students receive free admission by showing their student ID.
The video board will be lowered for optimal viewing of the football game. Once the football game is over, fans will relocate to the seat printed on their ticket.
Doors to the coliseum will open no later than 12:30 p.m. so that ticket holders may be seated before ABC’s 1 p.m. broadcast of the football game.