Football fans of the Kennesaw State University Owls will need to follow the new “Clear Bag Policy” to enter Fifth Third Bank Stadium. AJC file photo
Photo: For the AJC
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Kennesaw State offers free football tickets to Hurricane Irma evacuees

The Kennesaw State Athletics Association announced on Friday that Florida residents displaced by Hurricane Irma can receive free tickets to the Owls’ home opener on Saturday.

With a valid Florida license, those interested in attending Kennesaw State’s matchup against Tennessee Tech on Saturday at 7 p.m. can call 470-578-6957 (470-KSU-OWLS) on Friday or pick up tickets at the ticket at the Fifth Third Bank Stadium box office on Saturday.

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Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“This is a difficult time for many and our prayers are with those in the path of the storm,” interim athletic direction Matt Griffin said in a statement. “We know many are seeking shelter here in northwest Georgia, and it’s our hope that we can offer them a few hours of college football at Fifth Third Bank Stadium as our guests.” 

Extending tickets to residents displaced by Hurricane Irma reflects actions taken by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday and Georgia Tech football earlier on Friday.

Parking at Kennesaw State is not free for fans who receive complimentary tickets, so fans are encouraged to park in the Grey Lot, which is $15 on game day.

Stadium gates open at 6 p.m. and the Owl Walk begins at 5 p.m. on the corner of George Busbee Parkway and Big Shanty Road.

The Atlanta Braves and Georgia Tech have made similar offers to hurricane evacuees.

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