Sept. 14, 2011
ESPN College Gameday FAQ | Friday Night Block Party FAQ
1. What time is the game?
- The game kicks off at 8:00 p.m. EST. You will want to be in the stadium early as pregame practice begins at 7:12, the marching chiefs perform their pregame concert at 7:30 pm EST and Osceola and Renegade take the field at 7:59 pm EST.
2. What is the weather forecast?
- Temperatures will be in the upper 80’s during the day and dropping into the low 60’s at night. There will be winds out of the NE at 15 miles per hour. The sunset is scheduled for 7:41 pm.
3. Is the game televised?
- The game will be televised to a national audience on ABC.
4. Can I listen to the game on the radio?
- You can follow “The Voice of the Seminoles” Gene Deckerhoff, along with William Floyd and Tom Block on any of our Seminole IMG Sports Network affiliates. For a complete list of affiliates click here.
5. Is the game broadcast on satelite radio?
- The game will be broadcast on Sirius and XM channel 91.
6. How do I follow the Seminoles online?
- Seminoles.com should be your home for Florida State athletics online. You can listen to the game in Seminoles.com/AllAccess, interact with our live game chat and analysis by clicking here, get live stats through Gametracker, watch the post-game press conference free here. You will also want to check back after the game as Seminoles.com will have highlights featuring the call of Gene Deckerhoff and William Floyd. You can also watch the re-broadcast of the game shortly after conclusion.
7. Is the Moore Athletic Center Great Hall open on gameday?
- Yes, the Moore Athletic Center and Great Hall are open on gameday starting at 12:30 pm. The Moore Athletic Center will close to the public at 6:00 pm.
8. Are there any special promotions for the Florida State vs. Oklahoma game?
- The Florida State Athletics marketing department will be giving out shakers upon entry to Doak S. Campbell Stadium. You can also bring your shakers from home. The Sports Illustrated Heisman Trophy tour is coming to Tallahassee this weekend. Meet Chris Weinke and have your picture taken with the Heisman Trophy at Seminole Village on Langford Green. Both the BCS and Heisman trophy will be on display this weekend. EA Sports and Sports Nation will be distributing copies of NCAA ’12. Check back for more details.
9. Where can I park?
- If you are a member of the Seminole Boosters and you have a designated parking lot pass you can access that map by clicking here. If you do not have a parking pass please refer to any lots that are listed as general parking.
10. Is there RV parking available?
- Seminole Boosters who contribute at the Golden Chief, Silver Chief or Tomahawk levels are eligible to park their RVs in the dedicated lots the weekend of home football games. The fee for the motorhome is $75 and the fee for an additional vehicle is $15. For more information, click here.
11. Is there a policy on tailgating at FSU?
- Tailgating is fast becoming a time-honored tradition at Doak Campbell Stadium. While we encourage you to have a good time, please act responsibly. Fans utilizing booster parking lots are permitted only one parking space per vehicle. We ask you to minimize your tailgating space to permit free movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Lots will open at 7am. Tents, tables, tarps, or canopies are not permitted in areas that impede foot or vehicular traffic or if they extend into an adjacent parking space. For more information on tailgating, click here.
12. When does Doak Campbell Stadium open?
- The stadium opens 2 hours prior to kickoff.
13. When can students begin to line up for entry?
- Students are permitted to line up for entry at any gate 3 hours prior to kick-off. Suggested gate entry for students is Gates K, L and M.
14. What items are restricted at Doak Campbell Stadium?
- Alcohol or illegal drugs
- Weapons or explosives
- Food or beverage from outside the stadium
- Coolers or containers, including cans, cups and bottles
- Bags larger than 12″ x 12″ x 12″
- Char backs with arms or chair backs that are larger than a single seat
- Artifical noisemakers (whistles, bells, air horns)
- Video equipment, tape recorders, cameras with lenses longer than 6″
- Sticks, Poles, flags or signs
- Laser pointers
- Pets (except special service animals)
- Beach balls or other airborne objects
- Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of the law enforcement officials as dictated by increased threat conditions.
15. Are there ATM’s available at the stadium?
- There is an ATM available outside of the University Center Building B (across from the “Unconquered” statue) and 7 ATMs are available inside the stadium.
16. Is the game sold out?
- Yes, although you can purchase tickets from our official StubHub page.
17. Where is the FSU will call office located?
- The ticket office will call is located at the Dick Howser Stadium ticket booth, just north of Gate K. The will call office will open at 4 p.m.
16. Where will the ESPN College Gameday set be located?
- ESPN College Gameday will be located at the south end of Langford Green near the band shell (opposite end from the “Unconqured” statue.) Fans who want to be in the camera shots of the show should be on Langford Green itself.
17. What time should I arrive for ESPN College Gameday?
- We are expecting a large crowd, including a number of Oklahoma fans, to be at ESPN College Gameday. We are suggesting that fans who want the best view arrive at 7:00 a.m. The show begins on ESPNU at 9:00 a.m. and then on ESPN at 10:00 a.m.
18. What time will the parking lots open?
- Seminole Boosters with parking permits may enter their designated lots and park beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The lots will be open only for Boosters with parking permits. Students and fans attending ESPN College Gameday may consider parking in the Woodward Street Parking Deck (adjacent to the FSU Student Union) or at other non-booster controlled parking lots. Remember, all reserved lots will be limited to Boosters only.
19. Will the streets be blocked off on Saturday morning?
- No, the streets will not be closed down for game access until the regular time of four hours before kickoff. Access to Doak Campbell Stadium, ESPN College Gameday and non-booster controlled parking lots should be available through normal streets up until 4pm.
20. Will there be concession stands open in the stadium during ESPN College Gameday?
- No, Doak Campbell Stadium will be closed until opening for the game at 6:00 p.m. But, the vendors on Seminole Village will open up at 9:00 a.m. so food, drink and fan gear will be for sale starting at that time.
21. Is ESPN College Gameday doing anything Friday night that I can see?
- ESPN College Gameday will not produce any programming on Friday night that will be open to fans. However, their cameras will be taping at the Block Party on Friday night from 5-10 p.m. The free event will include a concert by both Cory Smith and Tyler Reeve.
Friday Night Block Party FAQ
22. What is the Friday Night Block Party?
- The block party has evolved into a huge event that takes up most of downtown Tallahassee the night before home games. The event is free to the public and vendors will be on hand selling food, drinks and Seminole gear.
23. When and where is the Block Party?
- The block party centers around Kleman Plaza in the heart of downtown Tallahassee. The stage for the concerts is set up there along with most of the vendors. The party stretches from 5-10 p.m. and includes appearances by the FSU Cheerleaders, Seminole sports celebriteis and lots of Seminole fans.
24. What happens at the Block Party?
- Most block parties feature a free concert and chart topping talent Cory Smith and Tyler Reeve will be playing the night before the Oklahoma game. Vendors selling food, drinks and all things FSU will be open for business.
25. Where do I park for the Block Party?
- There is a parking deck below Kleman Plaza that offers the best parking for early arrivals. Fans line the streets for parking and the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center is within easy walking distance.