Saturday, January 26th at PNC Arena

9 a.m. - 12. p.m.
Free admission and parking

The first 250 STUDENTS who arrive and check in at the marketing table outside the east entrance will receive access to the seats directly behind the Gameday stage in front of the white hockey dasher wall. Wristband distribution will begin at 7 a.m.


Q: Will I need a ticket to attend ESPN College GameDay?

No, admission is free into the event.

Q: What time do the doors open?


Q: Which gates will be open?

Only the East entrances will be open.

Q: Where should I park? Is parking free?

All PNC Arena lots will be open. Parking is encouraged on the East side of the arena.

Yes, all parking for ESPN College GameDay will be free.

Q: What time will the show air?

Fans are encouraged to be seated by 9:00AM. The broadcast will be from 9:00AM-Noon.

  • Between 9:00AM and 10:00AM, SportsCenter will be doing occasional look-in segments to the GameDay set
  • From 10:00AM-11:00AM, GameDay will air live on ESPNU
  • From 11:00AM-Noon, GameDay will air live on ESPN

Q: Will student transportation be provided?

Yes, Red Terror service will be available from campus beginning at 8:15AM. Return trips will begin at Noon.

Q: After GameDay, can I stay inside the arena until the basketball game that night?

No, PNC Arena will be cleared at the conclusion of GameDay. Doors to PNC Arena will reopen for the basketball game at 5:30PM.

Q: Will concessions be open during GameDay?

Yes, concessions will be open.

Q: Where is the best place to sit?

Sections 118, 119 and 120 will be open for seating. Additional seating will be made available as necessary.

Handicap accessible seating will be available at the top of section 119.

Q: Are tickets still available for the game that night vs. North Carolina?

No, the game is sold out.

Q: Can I bring my own posters into the arena for ESPN College GameDay?

Yes; however, event staff will be screening all materials brought into the arena for appropriate content.

Q: Will there be any giveaways prior to or during the event?

  • The first 2000 fans in line will receive doughnuts prior to entering PNC Arena.
  • ESPN College GameDay and State Farm will be providing some free giveaways prior to the broadcast.
  • In addition, one randomly selected student will have an opportunity to win $18,000 in an on court promotion.
  • T-shirts and additional prizes will be given out at various points during GameDay.