UTC Football Hosts No. 17 Samford Saturday

Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Chattanooga Mocs (3-0) football team hosts No. 17 Samford at Finley Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22.  This is the annual Academic Night, where all UTC student-athletes who posted a 3.0 or higher in the spring semester are honored prior to the 7:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) kickoff.

Saturday's game is sponsored by the hard working men and women of Iron Workers Local 704. With exemplary levels of craftsmanship and a devotion to their work, members of Local 704 provide their customers with quality construction that cannot be matched anywhere else.


Their commitment to the community is apparent through their volunteer work with the new Children's Hospital at Erlanger along with many other projects throughout the Chattanooga area and we appreciate their support of UTC Athletics.

Below is a timeline of activities, along with links to tons of general information about game day at Finley Stadium.  Gates officially open at 5:30 p.m. and tailgating can begin as early as 8:00 a.m. around the stadium. 

The FREE CARTA Electric Shuttle runs to the corner of Main & Chestnut streets, giving easy access to the game from all over downtown.    

The Mocs-branded CARTA busses run from Noon until 12:30 a.m., on game days.  Students can catch the bus at any of the regular CARTA stops on campus.  Drop off at Finley is the corner of Main and Chestnut Streets.  Students ride for free with a valid Mocs Card.

The timeline below will help fans get ready for Saturday's showdown with the Bulldogs.  Bring all your friends and come cheer on the Mocs at Finley Stadium.  

Saturday, Sept. 22
8:00 a.m. - Parking Lots Open at Finley Stadium.
            - Fans can begin tailgating when the lots open. 
            - FREE Student/Faculty/Staff Lot at 13th & Chestnut Opens.
                        - Simply show your UTC ID at the Chattanoogan Hotel Garage.           
12:00 p.m. – Student Shuttle begins run from Campus to Finley (First Pickup is 5th & Palmetto).
            - Downtown Electric Shuttle starts runs to the corner of Main and Chestnut.
3:00 p.m. - Ticket Booth & Will Call in the First Tennessee Pavilion Opens.
4:00 p.m. – Plaza on the West Side of the Stadium Opens with Beer & Food Vendors
            - All Ticket Booths at Finley Stadium open.
            - Party in the Pavilion officially begins.
4:45 p.m. - Moc Walk in the First Tennessee Pavilion.
5:30 p.m. - All gates open at Finley Stadium
6:00 p.m. - Mocs Sports Network pregame coverage begins on Real 96.1 FM with Jim Reynolds, Todd Agne and Will Poindexter.
6:25 p.m. - UTC Marching Band, Spirit Group, Elite and the Train parade through the First Tennessee Pavilion.
6:45 p.m. - Pregame show on the field with the UTC Marching Band.
7:04 p.m. - Official Kickoff Time vs. No. 17 Samford.

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