GoDaddy Bowl sendoff set for Wednesday

JONESBORO, Ark. ( – Arkansas State fans are encouraged to help send the three-time defending Sun Belt Conference champion Red Wolves off on New Year's Day as they depart for Mobile, Ala., to play Ball State in the 2014 GoDaddy Bowl.

The team will be leaving Centennial Bank Stadium at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 1, and Red Wolves fans are asked to gather near the A-State Football Facility beginning at 11:30 a.m. to cheer on the players and coaches as they load the buses to depart for the trip.  Fans are also encouraged to line Red Wolf Boulevard all the way to Highway 63, create signs, wear A-State apparel and honk their horns to send off the Red Wolves.

The team's flight is expected to arrive in Mobile at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 1, and the Red Wolves' official team hotel is the Renaissance Riverview Plaza.  A press conference scheduled for 6:30 p.m. that night with both team's head coaches and key players will be held prior to the GoDaddy Bowl's Great Southern Wood Team Welcome Reception at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

The GoDaddy Bowl will host a southern-style shrimp boil immediately followed by a Game Show Night, presented by "The Big Game Show," to welcome the coaches and players of each Bowl team, administration, both conference commissioners and their support staff, local and national media representatives, local and national corporate sponsors, Mobile City officials, and invited guests.

The Red Wolves will play Mid-American Conference member Ball State in the GoDaddy Bowl, set for an 8 p.m. kickoff on Jan. 5.  Bowl tickets are only $45 per ticket when purchased through the A-State Ticket Office.

Fans can go to and click on 'Bowl Game Central' ( to order tickets.  The A-State Ticket Office, located at the Convocation Center's lower red entrance, is also taking walk-up or telephone (870-972-2781) orders.