TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The countdown is on.
Florida State’s kickoff against Virginia Tech – and the kickoff of the Willie Taggart era – is less than 100 days away.
Tickets are still available for the game, which will be played under the lights at Doak Campbell Stadium on Labor Day, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m.
Along with the main event, Florida State will host a special Sunday edition of the Friday Night Block Party, which will feature a free concert from country music star Walker Hayes.
Come game day, fans can enjoy early access to tailgate lots (noon) and then make their way to their seats for the debut of Taggart’s Gulf Coast Offense, which has averaged more than 38 points per game during the last three seasons.
The fireworks will then continue at halftime, when Florida State legend Peter Warrick will join the ranks of the FSU football immortal when he sees his No. 9 jersey retired in an on-field ceremony.
Warrick, a two-time consensus All-American and 1999 national champion, will join Deion Sanders, Derrick Brooks, Chris Weinke, Charlie Ward, Fred Biletnikoff, Terrell Buckley, Warrick Dunn, Ron Sellers and Marvin Jones as the only Seminoles to have their jerseys retired.
Tickets for the season opener against Virginia Tech are available in both the main stadium bowl and the Champions Club here.