JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) – Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin issued an official proclamation at Tuesday night's city council meeting recognizing the first ever nationally-televised home game in Arkansas State football history.
The mayor encouraged the city to put its best foot forward by packing the stadium for the Red Wolves Nov. 2 game against Sun Belt Conference opponent Middle Tennessee, which is slated to be televised by ESPN2 at 6:00 p.m.
"This is Jonesboro's opportunity to be in the national spotlight," said Mayor Perrin. "The best way to make a significant impact is to fill the stadium. Not only will the Arkansas State football team be on display, the entire city will have a chance to show the nation what makes Jonesboro a great place to live."
"Both Arkansas State and the city of Jonesboro will take center stage when we play the only college football game on Nov. 2 before a national viewing audience on ESPN2," said ASU Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee. "The game will present a fantastic opportunity for the community to come out and demonstrate its great support for our university and city to college football fans across the country."
In honor of the nationally-televised game, ASU Athletics has put a special "Blackout" promotion in place and is asking A-State fans to wear black to the contest. 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.
Tickets for the game are on sale and may be ordered by contacting the ASU Box Office at 870-972-ASU1 or 1-888-ASU-FANS or by visiting AStateRedWolves.com.