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2017 FSU football spring game details announced

Your first look at this year’s Seminoles.

NCAA Football: Clemson at Florida State Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The following is from a recent FSU release:

The Florida State Athletics Department announced the events surrounding the Sun Trust Football Spring Weekend presented by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit Florida on Thursday.

The annual Garnet and Gold spring game, which will again be a ticketed event this year, will kick off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. General admission seats are on sale via for $5 each.

Entrance is free to Florida State University students with valid ID’s, while FSU’s regular season ticket policy will apply to non-FSU students including children.

Stadium parking lots will be open and free of charge for the game.

Seating in the Champions Club – a premium club section – is also available through The price for Champions Club season ticket holders and University Center Club members is $40 per ticket while the general public can purchase tickets in the club for $50 each. The price of admission includes all food and soft drinks.

As part of the spring weekend, FSU athletics will host a free Friday Night Block Party as it does on every Seminole home football weekend on April 7. Klemen Plaza in downtown Tallahassee will be blocked off with assorted street vendors, food trucks and a free concert by EMI Records Nashville breakout country artist Eric Paslay.

In addition to the Block Party, FSU’s beach volleyball team will play double-header home matches on Friday and Saturday and the men’s tennis team will play on Friday and Sunday. And the three-day ‘Word of the South’ literary and music festival will begin on Friday. (

The 2017 Seminoles return six starters on offense, nine starters on defense and both punter and place kicker from the 2016 team which finished 10-3, defeated Michigan in the Orange Bowl and was ranked eighth in the final Associated Press poll.

Seven early enrollees from Florida State’s consensus Top 5-ranked 2017 signing class will go through spring practice and are expected to play in the game.