The Ferris State University football team has advanced to the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship game this coming Saturday, Dec. 15, in McKinney, Texas. The 15-0 Bulldogs will face the 13-0 Valdosta State (Ga.) Blazers in the D2 title game at 4 p.m. (ET) on ESPNU at the McKinney ISD Stadium.
The game will be aired live by ESPNU and WatchESPN and also air locally on flagship station Sunny 97.3 FM and online at FerrisStateBulldogs.com.
Tickets are currently available for purchase online and each team has access to 2,000 reserved and general admission tickets with all tickets being located in prime locations directly behind their team bench area. FSU will be on the home sideline for the game. Reserved tickets are $25 each for chairback seats with general admission bench seating $20 per ticket. Children ages two and younger will be admitted free of charge.
Ferris State fans only can access these seats with the access code HOME at the online link below. Click on "Enter Promo Code" in the top left and enter the code. A service fee will be applied. Tickets can then be printed at home or sent directly to your phone.
Click below to purchase your tickets online now with the special code:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-ncaa-division-ii-national-football-championship-tickets-52025234878) - Access code HOME
The online code for the FSU ticket block will expire on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 12 p.m. (CST) and the remaining available tickets will be released at that time to the general public. Additional information can be found here: https://bit.ly/2EctiqL
FAN TRAVEL/LODGING INFORMATION:
Ferris State University has put together fan travel packages for those wishing to bus to the national championship game in Texas. For additional information or to sign up, please visit this link for complete details: https://bit.ly/2SEZpUd
A list of possible lodging locations is also available at this link: https://bit.ly/2EctiqL
SPECIAL FAN EVENTS/CELEBRATIONS:
On Friday night, a special "Fan Fest" will take place at Tupps Brewery in McKinney featuring live music, bands, food, a program and more. All fans are invited to attend the championship pep rally event hosted by the NCAA and the local community from 6-8 p.m. (ET). The venue is located at 721 Anderson in McKinney.
Prior to Saturday's contest, the Ferris State University Alumni Association will hold a special pregame celebration for alumni, family and friends at Buffalo Wild Wings in McKinney located at 2035 N. Central Expressway from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CT). Additional information on the pregame celebration can be found at this link below:
Following Saturday's game, a special postgame reception for FSU fans will also be held at the Embassy Suites team hotel from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (CT) sponsored by the FSU Alumni Association. It will include complimentary appetizers and snacks along with a cash bar in the Frisco 2 room. The hotel address is 76000 John Q Hammons Drive in Frisco. All Bulldog alumni and fans are invited to come out and honor the team.
STADIUM GAMEDAY INFORMATION:
The gates to the McKinney ISD stadium will open at 1:30 p.m. (CST) on Saturday with kickoff set for 3:05 p.m. (CST). The ticket offices will open on both the east and west sides of the stadium 90 minutes prior to kickoff. There will be a $10 parking fee at the McKinney ISD Stadium and no re-entry to the stadium without the purchase of a new ticket.
Fan tailgating is permitted within the McKinney ISD Stadium starting at 11 a.m. (CT) on gameday. The MISD stadium also has a no-bag policy and fans are not allowed to bring any outside food or beverage items inside the stadium. All fans may be subject to security inspection prior to entry into the stadium.
Additional information on the McKinney area and the Division II Championship game can be found at www.d2McKinney.com.
Saturday's game will be carried live across the country on ESPNU and also live online via ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app while also be aired locally by the Bulldog Sports Network and Sunny 97.3 FM with the veteran broadcast team of Rob Bentley (play-by-play) and Sandy Gholston (color) calling the action. Pregame coverage gets underway at 3 p.m. (ET). The contest will also be streamed with FREE live audio online at FerrisStateBulldogs.com. Visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com for a complete listing of links.
In addition to radio and internet coverage, Bulldog fans can also follow Saturday's contest with live scoring updates on several official social media platforms. Visit www.twitter.com/FerrisFootball to follow the tweet-by-tweet coverage with periodic scoring updates or visit www.facebook.com/FerrisFootball.
Please visit the respective links below for additional gameday information:
NCAA D2 National Championship Game
Ferris State vs. Valdosta State
Saturday, Dec. 15 - 4 p.m. (ET)
McKinney ISD Stadium - McKinney, Texas
Radio Broadcast: Bulldog Sports Network & Sunny 97.3 FM
Radio Announcers: Rob Bentley (Play-by-Play), Sandy Gholston (Color)
Bulldog Sports Network Audio-Only Webcast: Click Here
Live Television: ESPNU
Live Video Webcast: ESPN3 & WatchESPN
Live Internet Stats: Live Stats
Live Twitter Scoring Updates: Click Here
Live Twitter Analysis Updates: Click Here
Live GLIAC Scoreboard: Click Here
Tickets: Click Here for more info
Directions: Click Here For Directions
Weather: Click Here For McKinney Weather
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