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Berry College Football

A crowd of more than 6,700 jammed Barron Stadium for the 2013 season opener.

Berry’s first home football game of the 2014 season is just a few days away, and tickets are going fast! The Vikings will welcome five opponents to Rome’s Barron Stadium this fall, beginning Sept. 27 with Rhodes College. Other home dates include:

Mountain Day, Oct. 4
Washington University in St. Louis

Saturday, Oct. 18
Hendrix College

Friday, Oct. 31
Millsaps College

Saturday, Nov. 15
Southeastern University

Season tickets (good for all five games) can be secured by calling 706-236-2260. There are three options available: reserved seats with chair backs; $100; reserved bench seating, $50; and general admission, $25.

Alumni wishing to obtain single-game tickets for Mountain Day have the option of making their purchase online (available now) or in person at the Krannert Center information desk beginning Sept. 24. Tickets also can be purchased at the stadium gate (pending availability) on game day. There are three price levels ranging from $5 to $25 per seat.

Single-game tickets (reserved and general admission) for all other dates can be purchased by phone at 706-236-2260 or in person at the stadium gate (pending availability) on game day.

Campus community: Each member of the Berry College faculty/staff is eligible for two general admission season tickets, free of charge. These tickets are available for pickup at the Cage Center information desk. Each student is eligible for one ticket per game, free of charge. Student tickets for all games except Mountain Day can be picked up at the Cage Center information desk Monday through Friday of each game week. Student tickets for Mountain Day will be available at the information desk in Krannert Center beginning Sept. 24.

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A crowd more than 6,700 strong overflowed Rome’s Barron Stadium on Sept. 7 for the first intercollegiate football game in Berry history. With the new Viking Drumline providing the sound track, students, faculty/staff, alumni and friends displayed their Berry pride with a blizzard of blue-and-white shakers, horned Viking helmets and yes, even the occasional cow bell. Many fans lingered afterward to join the players and coaches in the singing of the Alma Mater. Though the game was won by visiting Maryville College, the day belonged to Berry. As the Rome News-Tribune praised, “That Berry football was so warmly welcomed should come as no surprise and not just because of the college’s considerable reputation and unusual history. It is part of the growing one-for-all and all-for-one attitude that is at the core of a local economic and social success that is becoming more visible, and more remarkable, all the time.” More coverage.

A week later, the team broke into the win column, with Chris Lilly tallying Berry’s first score.

Prior to the season, the Viking football players gained fans on campus and off with a flash mob at the opening reception for Berry’s first-year class. As the thebiglead.com later noted, “It was silly, awkward and fairly endearing. What an introduction for the team to both the school and the Internet. This year, we are all Berry Vikings.”

Berry will play three more games in Rome this season: Oct. 12 and 26 at Darlington School and Nov. 9 at Barron Stadium.  Click here to purchase alumni tickets.

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