Hurricane Irma: Tech gives away tickets to evacuees for home opener

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Hurricane Irma: Tech gives away tickets to evacuees for home opener

Georgia Tech president Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, athletic director Todd Stansbury and football coach Paul Johnson extended invitations to those displaced by Hurricane Irma to attend Saturday’s football game against Jacksonville State, the Institute announced on Friday. 

Residents of counties in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina that are under evacuation can claim tickets for themselves and immediate family members with a valid state-issued ID on the Brittain Dining Hall lawn beginning on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. 

Brittain Dining Hall is located on Techwood Drive, directly across from Gate 9 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

“As a former resident of both Houston and Florida, my wife, Karen, and I personally have a lot of friends, former student-athletes and former colleagues in both areas and have been following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma closely...” Stansbury said in a statement. “Our hope is that a day of family fun and great college football can be a much-needed distraction for families displaced by Irma. Additionally, Georgia Tech athletics will be looking to help those affected in any way that we can.”

A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during Georgia Tech's Fan Day on Aug. 12, 2017. -- Danny Karnik/GT Athletics Danny Karnik/GT Athletics

 

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