Plenty of activities will be part of Saturday's Youngstown State football home opener against FCS foe Valparaiso at Stambaugh Stadium. Kickoff starts at 4 p.m. with tailgate lots opening at 10 a.m. For tickets call (330) 941-1978.
The tailgate lots and YSU Athletic Ticket Office are set to open at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Saturday's pregame tailgate fun begins at 1 p.m. In the M-7 Tailgate Lot, children of all ages can participate in State Farm Kids Day. Also in the M-7 Lot, the First Degree Band will kick off the season on a loud note.
The YSU football team will have its first tailgate walk of the year at approximately 1:40 p.m. through the M-24 Lot. Fans are encouraged to lineup and greet the team as it heads towards the stadium.
At 2:45 p.m., the YSU Marching Pride will be conducting its Ice Breakers event on the grass near the Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center to get fans in full gameday mode.
Fans attending Saturday's game will receive a free Schedule Magnet courtesy of Coca-Cola, 27 WKBN & State Farm.
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
10 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24 and M-7) open
1 p.m. -- First Degree Band in M-7 Tailgate Lot
1 p.m. -- State Farm Kids Day in M-7 Tailgate Lot
1:40-1:55 p.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
2 p.m. -- Penguin Club Tent at Armed Forces Blvd. opens
2:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
2:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
2:45 p.m. -- YSU Icebreakers and Austintown Fitch Band
3 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens
3 p.m. -- 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
3:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
3:50 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
4 p.m. - Kickoff
Halftime - YSU Marching Pride, Austintown Fitch High School Marching Pride
Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
United Way Exit Collection at Stadium
Game Replay on MyYTV at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday (Channel 13 and 108 on Armstrong Cable and Channel 247 on Time Warner Cable)