JONESBORO, Ark. (9/14/17) – The Arkansas State Department of Athletics has announced several new initiatives for its fan experience at Centennial Bank Stadium, which includes an all-new Hijinx Kid’s Zone and new concessions items.

The Hijinx Kid’s Zone will be located in the Student Activity Center and will open three hours prior to the game and will remain open until 30 minutes before kickoff. The area will feature carnival games, inflatables, face painting and various A-State athletics teams who will sign autographs and more.

The in-game experience for fans will also have a new element as DJ King Vick will be present at A-State home football games this season to keep fans entertained throughout the contest.

Sodexo is offering new concessions items at Centennial Bank Stadium this season. This year the concession areas will feature Petit Jean Hot Dogs and polish sausages as well as Sully’s Italian beef and will include signature hot dogs such as: Chili Dog, Bacon and Bakes Beans Dog, Nacho Dog, BBQ Dog and the Waffle Dog. Chick-Fil-A will also be selling spicy chicken sandwiches and cookies throughout the game.

Students will again receive 25 percent off at the south east concession stand nearest the student section when presenting a valid Arkansas State-Jonesboro student ID.

Fans are encouraged to purchase single-game tickets in advance as day of game tickets are priced $3 more than tickets purchased in advance.  Upper east tickets priced at $15 for UAPB and $10 for October, November and December games are not available for purchase on game day.  

For more information on the 2017 fan experiences, contact the Arkansas State Athletics Fan Engagement and Marketing Department via email at athleticmarketing@astate.edu.

2017 ARKANSAS STATE FOOTBALL GAMEDAY PROMOTIONS

Arkansas Pine Bluff

- Band Day / City of Jonesboro Day / Parent’s Day

- Hijinx Kid’s Zone

- Team of the game: Soccer

- Miss ASU introduction

- National Anthem performed by Patrick Bean and Jonesboro Community Choir

- Halftime performance by The Sound of the Natural State and over 1,000 regional high school band students.

- Hall of Honor Recognition – Beth Cochran, Adrianne Davie, Ron Meeks and Josh Yates

- Postgame performance by the UAPB Band, The Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South

Coastal Carolina

- HOMECOMING / Youth Football Day / Spirit Day / Youth Cheer / Girl Scout Day

- Hijinx Kid’s Zone open in the Student Activity Center 3 hours before kickoff

- Spirit Day with Pre-Game Clinic

- Youth Football Day

- Team of the Game: Volleyball and Tennis

- National Anthem performed by A-State ALUMNI Choir/ Arkansas Hands & Voices

- Halftime and in-game performances by The Sound of the Natural State and Dance Team

- Fireworks

- Crowning of A-State Homecoming King & Queen during pre-game

- Recognition of distinguished alumni Class of 1965

Louisiana

- Family Night

- Pregame Fellowship in the Student Activity Center

- Team of the Game: Basketball (both Men and Women)

- Halftime and in-game performances by The Sound of the Natural State and Dance Team

Texas State

- Agricultural Day / Special Olympics Day

- Hijinx Kid’s Zone open in the Student Activity Center 3 hours before kickoff

- Jonesboro Parks & Rec Clinic

- Team of the Game: Track & Field/XC & Men’s/Women’s Golf

- National Anthem performed by Matt & Jenni Cavanaugh

- Halftime and in-game performances by The Sound of the Natural State and Dance team

Troy

- Heroes’ Day / Scouts Day

- Senior Day Pregame

- Hijinx Kid’s Zone open in the Student Activity Center 3 hours before kickoff

- Team of the Game: Bowling and Baseball

- National Anthem performed by A-State Faculty Brass Quintet

- Halftime and in game performances by The Sound of the Natural State and Dance team

- Fireworks

- ROTC Hall of Heroes Induction