By now you know: Due to Hurricane Dorian, Saturday’s season opener between Florida State and Boise State has been moved from Jacksonville to Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, and kickoff has been changed from 7 pm to noon.
Of course, there are several logistical complications that have to be addressed with such a late change, and FSU Athletics recently issued a statement detailing some of the particulars about how things will work on Saturday.
We know you have questions, so in an effort to make this switch as seamless as possible for you and yours, we’re including the pertinent information from Florida State below.
All tickets previously purchased for the game in Jacksonville will be refunded. Florida State will sell $10.00 general admission tickets online. Fans are strongly urged to purchase tickets online at www.noles.co/GA. There will be no reserved seating in the stadium. FSU and Boise State students with valid IDs will be admitted free of charge.
Tickets can be purchased at the Dick Howser Stadium box office at Doak Campbell on game day, but the price will increase to $15. Tickets ordered online on game day will remain at the $10 price.
With the exception of parking lots 1-6, which are reserved for game staffing and Golden Chief Boosters, the parking lots that service Doak Campbell Stadium will be free of charge to the general public and will open at 7:00 a.m. A map showing available parking will be posted on Seminoles.com Friday morning.
The Spirit Express bus service from the Tucker Civic Center WILL NOT be available for the game.
FSU has provided further information, really getting into the specifics of this game in Q&A format. Again, we’re just going to paste it in here.
Will there be a Friday Night Block Party (FNBP) in College Town? No, the first FNBP will be next Friday before the ULM game.
Is there a Legacy Walk for the Boise State game? No, the first Legacy Walk of the season will be 2 ½ hours prior to next week’s ULM game.
What time do parking lots open on Saturday? Parking Lots open at 7 a.m. and are free in designated lots around the stadium.
Where can I park for the FSU vs. Boise State game? There is general parking throughout campus with the exception of the lots immediately surrounding the University Center/Stadium complex (Lots 1-6), Hendry lot, and the Spirit Way Parking Garage. See the campus map for parking locations. For Seminole Boosters at the Silver Chief level and above, Lots 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are available. There will be no reserved spots in these lots for this game. Donors should show their parking pass for the ULM game to gain entry.
Will the Intramural Fields be open for parking? The intramural fields will be open for free parking IF the weather allows. The fields will be closed in the event of inclement weather, or the projection of inclement weather, to limit damage to the fields.
What time do gates open on Saturday? All stadium gates open at 10 a.m.
Is the clear bag policy for Doak Campbell in place for this game? Yes, each fan can only bring a small clutch bag no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” and a clear plastic bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” into the stadium. Bags that are not clear or larger than the limit will not be allowed in the stadium. CLEAR BAG POLICY
Is the NO re-entry policy in place for this game? Yes, fans are NOT permitted to leave and re-enter Doak Campbell Stadium once inside the gates.
Is a game ticket more expensive on Saturday? Only if you choose to buy in person at Dick Howser Baseball Stadium where they will be $15 each. You can buy your ticket via cellphone right outside the stadium on game day and at it will only be $10 – you do not need to print the ticket it can be scanned from your phone.
If I have an infant, will they need a ticket for entry? Yes, a ticket is required for everyone.
Where is Will Call and the Ticket Office located on game day? They are located at the Dick Howser Stadium ticket booth and opens at 8 a.m.
If I am an FSU or Boise State student, how do I get tickets? Admission for FSU and Boise State students is free with a valid ID. No registration required for students this week. Just show your ID at any gate for free entry.
If I own a suite, will it be available on Saturday? Yes, tickets are available for suite holders only. Reservations end at 4 p.m. Friday and can be reserved by calling (850) 644-2950.
Will ATMs be available in the stadium? Yes, but limited locations.
Are there water fountains in the stadium? Yes, water fountains are located on the lower level and the concourse level adjacent to most stadium restrooms.
Will the concession stands inside Doak be open for the game? Yes.
Will beer and wine be sold at this game? No, the new beer/wine concession areas will not be open for this game.
Is smoking or vaping allowed in the stadium? No, with the exception of designated smoking/vaping areas that have been established outside of Gates B and L.
Will Spirit Express run on Saturday? Unfortunately, not this weekend but will resume for the ULM game.
Will the Marching Chiefs still perform at the Baseball Stadium two hours prior to kick off? Yes, see you there!
Will the Coca-Cola Tailgate be open on Saturday? Unfortunately, not this weekend but we will see you at the ULM game next week.
Will Osceola and Renegade be present for the game? Yes, be in your seat prior to kick off to see the spear plant!
Will there be a Sod Talk for this game? No.
Will the Ford Seminole Village at Langford Green have the normal home game events? The number of participants at the Ford Seminole Village at Langford Green will be reduced but will include the Seminoles Sport Shop and Florida Farm Bureau.
Will the Marching Chiefs still perform at halftime? Absolutely!
Is the game being televised? Yes on ESPNews.
Where can I find the radio broadcast? Locally on 103.1 the Wolf or on the FSU Game Day App.
Handicap access is available at all gates. Lower level handicap seating is available in sections 10, and 11 of the east stands. Concourse level handicap seating is available in the east stand in Section 16, in the south end zone in sections 117-123 and in the west stands in section 27. Accessible restrooms are located on the lower level by sections 4,5,10,33, 38 and 39, and all restrooms in the south end zone. On the upper level, they are located by sections 4,5,38 and 39, and all restrooms in the south end zone. Accessible elevators are located by Gates B,E,L and J. A limited number of wheelchair/handicap parking spaces are available on a game-by-game basis. Contact Transportation and Parking Services at 850-644-5278 for more information.
Is there reserved ADA/disabled parking for this game? Yes! There is reserved ADA/disabled parking in the Pensacola Street Garage, level 1. For the FSU vs. Boise State game, you only need your state-issued disabled placard to park in this reserved area. However, for all future home games, you will need to apply to our Disabled Parking Program. Click here for more information and to apply.
Is there ADA/disabled shuttle service available? Yes! FSU encourages ADA fans to ride the complimentary shuttle from the Pensacola Street Garage and Doak Campbell Stadium for easy game day parking. Shuttles will begin running 2 hours prior to kickoff and will deliver to gates E and J at the stadium.
Where else can I park for the FSU vs. Boise State game? There is general parking throughout campus with the exception of the lots immediately surrounding the University Center/Stadium complex (Lots 1-6), Hendry lot, and the Spirit Way Parking Garage. See the campus map for parking locations.