Jonesboro (ASU) – Although Arkansas State Football fans are accustomed to turning ASU Stadium into a "sea of red" on game days, they are being asked to "black out" the stands when the Red Wolves host Middle Tennessee in a nationally-televised home game Nov. 2.
The Tuesday night battle will be televised by ESPN2, and in honor of Arkansas State's first-ever nationally-televised home football game, A-State Athletics announced Tuesday a special offer aimed at letting fans be a part of the special night and the "Blackout" in the stands.
The package includes a general admission ticket to the Nov. 2 game and an official "Blackout" t-shirt for just $10. The t-shirt includes the date of the game on the front and a Red Wolves logo on the back and is being produced by adidas, the official apparel provider of Arkansas State Athletics.
"Arkansas State fans have waited a long time for our program and home game atmosphere to be on display in front of the entire country, and on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Jonesboro will be the center of the college football world," said Gleen Hart, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions. "We'll be the only game on television that night, so we want to make sure everyone across the country sees why ASU Stadium has become the best home-field advantage in the Sun Belt Conference. This is a huge opportunity for us to put our program, our university, the City of Jonesboro and all of Northeast Arkansas on display."
The "Blackout" t-shirts will be available in youth and adult sizes small through extra large. Additional general admission game tickets may be purchased along with the $10 package for $7.50 each, and the "Blackout" t-shirt can be purchased separately for $8.
The game has also been chosen as the night Arkansas State will participate in the NCAA's "Take a Kid to the Game" program. As part of that promotion, any child eighth-grade and younger will be admitted free with a paid adult.
In order to allow time for the t-shirts to be produced, all orders for the $10 ticket and t-shirt package must be received by Friday, Oct. 15. The package may be purchased using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, money order or by check made payable to ASU Athletics. Orders can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1000
State University, AR, 72467
The "Blackout" t-shirt and ticket package order form is available to download online at the school's official Athletics website, www.AStateRedWolves.com. All ticket and t-shirt orders can be picked up at the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Oct. 29 and Nov. 1.