FAMU Homecoming 2018
Florida A&M vs Norfolk State
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 • 4:00 PM
Bragg Memorial Stadium
FAMU Ticket Office:
The FAMU ticket office is located in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium (Lawson Center). The address is 1836 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, Fla., 32307. The phone number is (850)599-3141. The preferred way to acquire genuine FAMU athletic tickets is through the FAMU Ticket Office, however they can also be legitimately purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet or at TicketMaster.com.
On game days, tickets will be available for sale at the Lawson Center and at the West side ticket booths at Bragg Stadium. The Lawson Center ticket office will open at 8:00 AM on game days and run through halftime.
FAMU Athletics does not sell game tickets through third party vendors. Purchasing through such vendors is a risk, which could result in the purchase of counterfeits, which will not be granted entry to the stadium.
Tickets purchased with credit cards in advance can be picked up at the FAMU Ticket Office from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday-Friday at the Lawson Center and Teaching.
Tickets left at the Will Call window will be available on game days two hours prior to the start of the game. All tickets left for other persons will be available on the West side of Bragg Stadium at the designated Will Call window. A valid state-issued I.D. is required to retrieve tickets left at the Will Call window. There is a strict no re-entry policy at Bragg Stadium.
Players guest for both visiting and home teams will be located inside the Lawson Center two hours prior to kickoff through half time.
The FAMU Ticket Office accepts MasterCard/Visa and cash. Checks are not accepted at the ticket office. Refunds are not available for tickets purchased.
In our never-ending quest to improve our services to our fans and supporters, FAMU Athletics is working in conjunction with FAMU’s Office of Equal Opportunity (EOP) to better serve our constituents with mobility or other challenges. The process to request parking assistance for FAMU home football games is to complete an application and submit payment and forms to the FAMU ticket office. These requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis, in accordance with the spaces available at the FAMU Welcome Center and SBI West lots. The Welcome Center also will be open on game day from 10 a.m. until halftime to provide assistance. The address is: 1420 Whanish Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32307.
ADA compliant shuttles are available from the Welcome Center and SBI lots to Bragg Stadium. Shuttles will begin running two hours before the game and conclude one hour after the game.
FAMU continues to make every effort to respond to concerns and to meet the disabled parking requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and Florida Statue 553.5041, “Building Construction and Accessibility Standards.”
Individuals assigned a disabled parking space will be mailed additional information that includes parking location, a game-day parking identification placard, and directions. The placards are non-transferable and property of Florida A&M University. The general parking fee is $10.00 for the game day parking on campus. This fee needs to be paid once you are approved for parking by the FAMU Ticket Office.
If you have any questions or concerns contact Mr. Terrance Davis and/or Mrs. Sylvia Barge during normal business hours:
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
Florida A&M University
674 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Office: (850) 599-3076
Fax: (850) 561-2997
TDD: (850) 561-2998
Game Day ADA Phone#: (850) 728-9213
If you need information prior to game day, please call Mr. Terrance Davis or Mrs. Sylvia Barge in the office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076. For information on ADA/disability accommodations on the day of the game, call the FAMU ADA Game day hotline at (850) 728-9213.
ADA tickets may be purchased in advance through the FAMU Ticket Office at (850)599-3141, or visit the ticket office located on Wahnish Way, inside the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
ADA seating is offered the day of the game by purchase or exchange but availability is on a first-come first-served basis and must be done through the FAMU Ticket Office.
Disabled guests will be allowed transportation options on game day. To purchase a parking spot at Bragg Memorial Stadium, you must call the FAMU ticket office at (850) 599-3141. Game day spaces are on a first come, first serve basis. Permits may be obtained by visiting the FAMU Welcome Center on the corner of Wahnish Way and Gamble Street the day of the game
Wheelchair spaces are located on the front rows of both sides of the stadium. One seat will be provided for a caregiver, directly behind wheelchair spaces.
FLORIDA A&M TAILGATING POLICY:
As defined in this policy, tailgating may not involve the consumption of alcohol in any area, as Florida A&M University is designated a dry campus. FAMU does not sanction the violation of federal, state, or local laws, including the consumption/possession of alcoholic beverages by underage persons. Individuals participating in tailgating activities at FAMU are expected to conduct themselves in a manner respectful of the nature and character of the University; including, following the directives of event management staff and public safety officials.
Tailgating hosts may be held responsible for the behavior and actions of guests in the permitted area. Persons acting in a disruptive, disrespectful or disorderly manner may be asked to leave the premises or be subject to arrest or citation. Students may also be charged with a violation of the FAMU Student Code of Conduct.
Tailgating may begin for Investing in Champions members at 8 a.m. on game day in their designated parking area only. Florida A&M University has the right to alter its policy on a per game basis. Notice of these changes will be provided well in advance of the game. Violators of stated laws and codes of conduct may be instructed to leave the campus. In addition, they may be subject to prosecution under the laws of the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and the State of Florida, and students are subject to the FAMU Code of Student Conduct.
Drinking games (including but not limited to beer pong and other table games) and the use of devices intended to accelerate the consumption of alcohol (including but not limited to funnels or beer bongs) are strictly prohibited.
Propane and charcoal grills are allowed when used solely for food preparation purposes. Burned coals and/or residue from cooking are not permitted to make contact with the paved surface of the parking lot or grassy areas. Open flame fires, including fire pits, are prohibited.
All groups and individuals participating in tailgating are responsible for the proper collection and disposal of their trash, as well as, other debris such as charcoal. Trash containers will be provided throughout tailgate areas.
Please contact FAMU Athletics for additional information at (850) 599 - 3868.
Consumer level point-and-shoot cameras are permitted inside Bragg stadium. However, professional camera equipment, camera bags or camera lenses exceeding 6” in length, monopods, tripods and video cameras are prohibited. Any capture of images, still or motion, for the purposes of advertising, promotions, trade or resale by patrons is prohibited. The recording of events and the public distribution without prior written permission is a violation of FAMU Athletics, MEAC and NCAA policies.
The concession stands located throughout Bragg Memorial Stadium, offer a great menu for fans. No outside food or beverages are permitted inside the stadium. Concessions stands offer a wide variety of delicious menu options featuring our classic hot dogs, nachos & cheese, snacks and Pepsi beverages. Credit card machines are available at some concessions stands.
In case of evacuation, instructions will be given over the public address system. The notification will be displayed on the video board for hearing impaired persons as well. Gate personnel and ushers will assist directing fans to the appropriate exits. Do not try to re-enter Bragg Stadium after an evacuation until emergency personnel have instructed fans to do so.
EXITING AFTER GAMES
Guests will leave the facilities via the main gates. No guests are permitted on the field.
If any patron requires first aid, the central station is located on the southwest corner of Bragg Stadium. It is marked by an ambulance and an EMS staff. For non-emergency situations, there is also a satellite station on the north east side of the stadium, provided by FAMU Student Health Services. In case of emergency, please contact one of the game day operations personnel for assistance.
GAME DAY POLICIES
Rowdy, threatening, unsafe or inappropriate conduct including profane, racial, sexist, abusive or intimidating comments or actions, fighting, smoking, drunkenness and throwing of any object in the stadium will not be tolerated and can result in ejection, arrest and/or loss of ticket privileges. FAMU, MEAC and NCAA policies strictly prohibit anyone from entering the sideline or field without proper credentials.
Violators may be arrested. FAMU reserves the right to remove the ticket holder from the premises if, in the sole discretion of security personnel, the ticket holder’s conduct endangers or disrupts the environment. All bags will be searched at the gates upon entering the stadium. Public address announcements are restricted to emergency situations only and must be requested through FAMU PD.
In the event of inclement weather, (i.e. dangerous winds, tornado, electrical storm, etc.) all guests will be advised that it is in their best interest to seek shelter. Emergency instructions will be delivered via the public address system and the message boards when possible. The two designated safety shelters are the Lawson Center and Gaither Gym.
NCAA LIGHTNING POLICY
When lightning is detected within a minimum of 10 miles of the competition site, home team game management shall utilize the public address system to inform those in attendance that inclement weather, including lightning within 10 (or more) miles and that should patrons vacate the facility for safe shelter, they will be allowed to re-enter with a ticket stub. FAMU employs two lightening detection systems, which will aid in the determination of unsafe conditions. The contest will resume only after a 30-minute period of no lightening detections within the 10 mile radius.
Parents/guardians with a lost child should contact the nearest police officer or event staff member. That person will then contact the proper personnel to insure the quickest remedy to the situation. At the discretion of FAMU PD and game staff, public address announcements may be requested and executed.
MERCHANDISE & GAME PROGRAMS
Merchandise vendors are located along the east side of Bragg Stadium, along Wahnish Way and inside Bragg Stadium. Official game programs are on sale inside the stadium and the area immediately around the stadium.
PAGING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The public address system is used for game related information and emergency announcements only. In the event of an emergency in which guests attending the game must be located, please contact a member of FAMU PD for clearance.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Baby seats/baby strollers
- Bags of all types, except when used for medical or childcare needs
- Beach Balls, inflatable toys or laser pointers
- Coolers, containers or ice chests
- Explosives, guns, knives or weapons
- Folding chairs or stools
- Food and beverages
- Noisemakers of any type (i.e. bells, horns, whistles, etc.)
- Personal heaters
- Tobacco of any kind including •e-cigarettes
- Video cameras
- Clutches 4”x 6” or smaller
- Cameras with a 6” lens or less
- Service animals with identification
- Carried rain gear, blankets or coats
- Pre-approved signs of poster board size or less
- Wheelchairs for ADA ticket holders
Single speaker radios with ear phones and hand-held televisions are allowed into the stadium/arena as long as their use does not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the game.
Once a guest leaves the stadium, they will not be permitted back in. This is a FAMU policy and applies to every ticket holder. Guests should plan accordingly and bring everything they need to the stadium upon initial entry. This re-entry policy is waived in case the stadium has to be cleared for weather and/or emergencies.
For the safety of all fans and for the enforcement of security personnel, security cameras are utilized in Bragg Stadium. These cameras will be utilized by our security team as another tool to help make your stadium experience safe and enjoyable.
Florida A&M University is a smoke-free campus. This means no cigarettes, pipes, cigars, dip or chew anywhere on campus and includes Bragg Memorial Stadium.
The throwing of items is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Anyone caught throwing items may be ejected from the stadium.
FAMU Athletics hopes to provide a safe and enjoyable experience to fans at each and every athletic contest on our campus. Your cooperation with a few simple rules can help to ensure that it is indeed a great game day experience. Rattler fans are loud, but they are always respectful and show good sportsmanship to the visiting fans.
The MEAC, NCAA and FAMU take great effort insuring athletic events are conducted in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship by spectators, student-athletes and coaches. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants, officials, those around you, and event management in a positive manner and treating others with courtesy and respect. Refrain from throwing objects onto the field for any reason. Do not enter the playing areas at any time, unless directed to do so in an emergency situation, including after game celebrations.
Please be aware of the following when attending football games at Bragg Memorial Stadium:
- All persons entering the Stadium are subject to reasonable search to protect the safety of the public and to ensure compliance with this Fan Code of Conduct.
- Do not enter the field of play at any time. This includes post game.
- Possession or use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited.
- Be courteous to other fans, players, coaches and referees. Derogatory or threatening comments made by a patron could result in their ejection from the stadium or arrest by law enforcement.
- Smoking and tobacco products are prohibited in all areas of the stadium.
- No weapons are allowed on the premises of Florida A&M University.
- No outside food is allowed in Bragg Memorial Stadium.
- Persons entering the stadium are expected by abide by local, state and federal laws.
- Alcoholic beverages may not be brought onto the campus of Florida A&M University. Some areas of Bragg Stadium are designated for alcohol consumption on premise.
- Fans are expected to reply with requests from law enforcement, EMS and stadium public workers for the duration of the contest. Fans ejected will not be refunded admission.
Press members affiliated with a professional media outlet applying for a Rattler Football Media Credential should contact Asst. Director of Sports information, Alvin Hollins at 850-599-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than one week prior to the game for which you will provide media coverage to guarantee the credential request can be considered for approval. All media credential requests are subject to approval by the FAMU Athletic Sports Information Department.
All credential requests are now online. Contact Mr. Hollins for a passcode to apply for the credentials.
Season credentials will be honored to media organizations that intend to cover the Rattlers on a consistent basis. Media persons who cover all games are given precedence over single game coverage personnel. The FAMU Sports Information Department expects season credential holders to cover every home game.
Because of the high demand of homecoming on an annual basis, FAMU Athletics cannot grant all requests. Instead, annual media personnel who cover all games will be given priority. In this case we will provide “pool” coverage of the homecoming game, as with several professional sports organizations. We will provide an online storage space where we will populate photos, video and audio for the event. These media assets will assist in coverage of the homecoming game where credentials are limited.
Daily credentials serve as a daily media pass to Bragg Stadium for individual games during the 2018 season.
All credentials may be picked up at the Bragg Stadium Will Call window with proof of photo ID on game days starting at 8 AM. Two hours prior to game time, the credentials will be transported to Bragg Memorial Stadium on the West side near Gate No.2.
Player/Coaching Staff Interviews and Media Access.
All one-on-one interview requests should be submitted to the FAMU Sports Information Department 24 hours in advance of the anticipated interview in order to best accommodate the request.
All player and coaching staff interview request fulfillments are at the discretion and responsibility of the FAMU Sports Information Department and the player or coaching staff member. Rattler football players and coaches will not be available to the media during the pregame.
Absolutely no access to the home or visitor’s locker rooms before, during, or after the game without prior consent from Sports Information Director, Vaughn Wilson or Asst. SID Alvin Hollins. This includes all season credential holders.
Postgame access to Rattler football players and coaches will be made available following a mandatory 10-minute cooling-off period at the conclusion of the game, and in some cases the cool down period will exceed 10 minutes. Media members are asked to respect this policy and not take part in engaging players or coaches during this time.
The FAMU Sports Information Department will make every attempt to fulfill all reasonable and timely interview requests. A press conference room will be set up in the coaches’ area of the Galimore-Powell Field House for press conferences following each game.
Pregame Field Access
Credentialed media members will be granted access to the field (playing surface) during the pregame warmups up to one (1) hour prior to kickoff. The press is asked not to engage players and coaches until an appropriate time for interviews is identified by SID, Vaughn Wilson or Asst. SID Alvin Hollins. Again, absolutely no access to the playing field is allowed during the game. Designated sideline areas are clearly marked with a perforated white boundary line.
GAME DAY CONTACT NUMBERS:
FAMU Ticket Office:.(850) 599-3141
FAMU Police Department: (850) 599-3256
ADA Assistance: (850) 728-9213
FAMU Student Health Services: (850) 599-3777
FAMU Department of Athletics: (850) 599-3868
FAMU Sports Information: (850) 599-3736
General Emergency Number: 911
Tallahassee Police Department: (850) 891-4200
Leon County Sheriff’s Department: (850) 606-3300
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare: (850) 431-1155
TMH Emergency Room: (850) 431-0911
Capital Regional Medical Center: (850) 325-5000
CRMC Emergency Room: (850) 325- 5093