Kee’Ara Smith, Staff Writer
Memorial Stadium holds a rich history and tradition for the GSU football team. 35 years ago, they played their first NCAA football game at the stadium.
On Aug. 23, Georgia Southern Athletics will host its annual Fan Fest at the stadium here in Savannah at 6 p.m.
The team will host a practice then conclude with autographs from the players and free t-shirt giveaways while supplies last.
Two freshmen Ragan Revenew and Radhi Patel, were not aware of Fan Fest, “most sport-related events aren’t heavily advertised on campus.”
Once they were fully informed, they said they were looking forward to it. “My parents are big on college football, so I would love to get involved,” said Revenew.
Students like junior Derrick Murray and sophomore True Gane said they would like to see other sports like “soccer, rugby, and baseball” come to Savannah.
“Football games are a ‘Don’t Miss Out’ event. And a huge part of the Georgia Southern Tradition,” according to Daniel Adams the Assistant Athletics Director. “Freshmen are encouraged to be apart of the tradition.”
There will be free transportation to and from the campuses for all home games and students are eligible to sign up here.
“People feel like family when they’re all cheering together for the Eagles on the gridiron,” said Adams.