Seven home gamesincluding the Aug. 30 home opener with nationally ranked Wisconsin and an Oct. 22 evening match-up with Virginia Techhighlight the approaching football season at West Virginia University.

Students are already clamoring for information on ticket distribution and tailgating areas, so heres the scoop:

p. Student Ticketing

  • Tickets will be distributed Monday through Friday of game week from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the Mountainlair box office (except on official University holidays when the box offices are closed). NOTE : The Creative Box Office is currently not in use; it is not certain when it will be available.
  • Tickets will also be available on game-day Saturdays at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center (when open) box offices three hours before kick-off. However, no student tickets will be available on game day at the stadium.
  • Tickets are issued at no charge on a game-by-game and week-by-week basis to WVU students with valid ID cards.
  • Mountaineer Cards will be swiped on a card reader and a reserved seat ticket issued; lost or destroyed tickets will not be replaced.
  • A WVU student may bring a maximum of 10 valid Mountaineer Cards, including his/her own.
  • Members of the Mountaineer Maniacs club may receive season tickets in a designated area of Section 206 (expandable to Sections 205 and 207).
  • A limited number of guest tickets will be available for $30 each. Limit 2 per valid ID; maximum of 4 per transaction.
  • Gates open 90 minutes before kickoff.
  • Both reserved tickets and valid Mountaineer Cards are required for admittance.
  • Students should enter the specified student gate(s) on the east side of Mountaineer Field.

Pit Regulations

  • The Pit tailgating area opens three hours before kick-off and closes at kick-off.
  • Free hotdogs and soft drinks are available until kick-off.
  • Only charcoal grills are permitted; no other types of fires allowed.
  • Parking permits (limit 50) are available to students with valid Mountaineer ID card on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Student Organization Services office in the Mountainlair for $7 beginning at 9 a.m. the Monday before each home game. No parking permits will be sold after 4:45 p.m. Friday.
  • Vehicles should enter the lot before kick-off; vehicles that leave may not re-enter.
  • Permit holders of legal age, with valid driver’s license and valid ID card, may bring one keg of beer (or 6 cases) into the lot per vehicle; cans of beer (no bottles) are permitted.
  • One six-pack of beer per person of legal age (walk-ins) is allowed; plastic cups and recycling bins will be provided; alcoholic beverages and wines are not permitted.
  • Beer sales from kegs, etc. are prohibited; distribution of beer in plastic cups to underage students is not permitted; those in violation will have New Pit and game privileges revoked and be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Instruments (beer bongs, keg stands) and activities that encourage excessive consumption of beer are not permitted.
  • Throwing of frisbees, footballs, etc. is not permitted for safety reasons.
  • No pets permitted.
  • Limited accessible parking available.
  • Walk-ins welcome.

Mountaineer Parent Parking

  • The Mountaineer Parents Club will be offered parking on football game days in one sectioned-off side of the New Pit.
  • 40 parking spots will be available.
  • The lot is for parking only. Alcohol and tailgating are not permitted.
  • Parking lot opens three hours before game time.
  • Security guards will be on hand to monitor the lot.
  • Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Parents can call 293-4397 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for information about the parking permits.
  • Season permits are $49; individual game permits are $7.
  • Payment should be by check; cash and credit cards will not be accepted.
  • All permits must be paid for in advance.
  • Proceeds benefit student organizations.