Football Ticket and Parking Packages

From the E&H Athletics Office:

Football Ticket and Parking Packages Now on Sale

Emory & Henry College has approved the Athletic Department to return to 100 percent capacity in Fred Selfe Stadium for the upcoming football season. In celebration of the return of fans, the institution is rolling out special tailgating promotion packages.

“We are excited to welcome the E&H community family back to competitions this season,” said director of athletics Anne Crutchfield. “The 2020-21 year of competition required a multitude of adjustments, and the game day was simply not the same, and we can’t wait for our student-athletes to experience alumni and friends filling the stands to support them this fall.”

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced in early July that Emory & Henry College has officially been accepted as a provisional member of Division II. The move to Division II brings to end membership in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). However, the football team will still compete in an ODAC prominent schedule despite being ineligible for a championship or post-season play.

This fall, the Emory & Henry football team will play six of its ten games at Fred Selfe Stadium. The Wasps will open the season on the road at North Carolina Wesleyan on Sept. 4 before hosting NAIA regional foe Bluefield for the home opener on Sept. 11. Homecoming will take place on Oct. 16 as the Wasps host Hampden-Sydney. Other home games include the Apprentice School, Bridgewater, Washington and Lee, and the Crooked Road Classic against Ferrum.

“This fall, we will have one last chance to play some familiar faces from the ODAC,” head football coach Curt Newsome said. “Our fans are loud, loyal, and passionate, and we can’t wait to do battle one more time with all of these great schools.”

The Wasps finished the shortened 2020 season in a tie for first place during the regular season before losing the conference championship game to Randolph-Macon.

In addition to 100 percent capacity at the stadium, all traditional gameday activities will resume, including pregame tailgating, the Hard Hat walk, and band and cheer performances. New this year will be a policy that requires all individuals tailgating in the designated tailgating lots behind the stadium and across from the King Center to purchase a game day ticket. Tickets

The College will use past procedures to secure a reserved tailgating spot – with the most supportive donors to the I-HEY Fund (which supports all E&H athletic teams) being given the first pick of reserved spaces. Donors to I-HEY who give at the Patrick Henry Society level will be able to keep their spots from the previous season. All reserved parking packages will include four tickets to each home game.

Also new this year will be the ability for fans to purchase a limited number of season-long parking passes to access the gravel lot across from the John Rutledge King Center.

Paved Lot (standard) - $350
includes two reserved spaces, four tickets to each home game

Paved Lot (premium) - $500
includes two reserved spaces, four tickets to each home game

Gravel Lot (general admission) - $250
includes two spaces, four tickets to each home game

Tailgate lots for football will open at 10 a.m. and will close one hour after the completion of the game. The exception to this will be Homecoming, when lots will open at 9 a.m.

Season and individual tickets are available for purchase at Fans will either use their smartphone to access their digital ticket, or they may print out their ticket and show it at the gate for entry. Once the tickets have been purchased, users will receive an email from with instructions on accessing their tickets from the website. For those supporters of the College who purchase a reserved tailgating spot, four tickets will automatically be sent to their inbox. Tickets will also be sold at the stadium entrance gates on game day.

To reserve a tailgating spot please contact Monica Hoel in the Alumni Office at 276-944-6109 or