Georgia State learns time for opening game

GSU football coach Shawn Elliott. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
GSU football coach Shawn Elliott. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: compton@ajc.com

Credit: compton@ajc.com

Kickoff for Georgia State’s season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette has been set for noon Sept. 19 at Center Parc Stadium. The game will be shown on ESPN2.

Georgia State did not play Louisiana-Lafayette in 2019 and is 0-4 all-time against the Ragin’ Cajuns, who were chosen as the preseason favorites in the Sun Belt’s Western Conference. Georgia State was picked fourth in the Eastern Conference.

The Sun Belt also announced two other schedule changes for Georgia State.

The Oct. 15 game at Arkansas State will be nationally televised on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.

The Coastal Carolina game, originally set for Oct. 29, has been moved to Oct. 31. The time and TV platform for that game has not been determined.

Stadium guidelines for 2020: Georgia State announced this week that it does not expect to have any single-game tickets available. Tickets will go to season-ticket holders and students, with an allotment going to the visiting team. All spectators will be required to wear masks while entering and attending the game.

Georgia State is switching to a contactless entry to the stadium and parking lots. Tickets and parking passes will only be delivered digitally.

The school is not permitting fans to tailgate on the stadium plaza or in the school-controlled parking lots. Georgia State will not have the Panther Walk this season, and the school’s marching band will not be performing on the plaza before the game or on the field at halftime. The band will be allowed to play from the stands.