ATLANTA—Georgia State’s 2013 season opener will be played on Friday evening, Aug. 30, when the Panthers host Samford at the Georgia Dome.

With the announcement by the National Football League that the Atlanta Falcons will host their final preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Georgia Dome, Georgia State will play the following night as part of a football-filled weekend at the Dome. The annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Alabama and Virginia Tech will take place at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, Sept. 1.

The opener against Samford kicks off Georgia State’s 12-game slate that includes seven home games at the Georgia Dome and five road games.

For GSU’s inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference and the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the Panthers will host conference foes Troy, South Alabama, Western Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette at the Georgia Dome and will travel to Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State.

In addition to the Samford game, Georgia State’s non-conference slate includes Chattanooga and Jacksonville State at home as well as road games at defending national champion Alabama and at West Virginia.

The Panthers will play six bowl teams from 2012 in Alabama, West Virginia, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette and Western Kentucky.

Season tickets are on sale now for as low as $70. Renewal packets have been mailed to all 2012 season ticket holders, who can complete the renewal process by mail, on-line at GeorgiaStateSports.com or by calling the Panther Sales Center at 866-GA-STATE. Those interested in purchasing season tickets for the first time should call the Panther Sales Center at 866-GA-STATE.

Season tickets in priority sections range from $125 to $350, which includes a donation to the Panther Athletic Club (PAC). Tickets in the ultra-premium Huddle section at the 50-yard line are available for $2,500 per pair, including the PAC donation.

Sideline reserved season tickets in non-priority sections are priced at $99, while general admission season tickets are available for just $70.

Season tickets in the popular Family Section, sponsored by Willy’s, are priced at $200, which includes two adult tickets and two youth tickets. The Family Section also provides direct access to Pounce Town, the interactive area for children featuring inflatables, games, music, autographs and kid-friendly concessions.

Georgia State faculty and staff receive a 20 percent discount on season ticket prices.

2013 GEORGIA STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

 

Date Opponent
Aug. 30 (Fri.) SAMFORD
Sept. 7 CHATTANOOGA
Sept. 14 at West Virginia
Sept. 21 JACKSONVILLE STATE
Oct. 5 at Alabama
Oct. 12 TROY
Oct. 19 at Texas State
Oct. 26 at Louisiana-Monroe
Nov. 2 WESTERN KENTUCKY
Nov. 16 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Nov. 23 at Arkansas State
Nov. 30 SOUTH ALABAMA