Opening Football Weekend Events

August 19, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Aug. 19, 2009

NORFOLK - Four days of activities are planned surrounding Old Dominion University's opening football weekend, highlighted by the Monarchs' first football game on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium against Chowan University.

The Bobby Wilder radio coaches show will kick-off the weekend at Buffalo Wild Wings in Chesapeake on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 7-8 p.m. Other events include a pep rally on Friday on Kaufman Mall, beginning at 6 p.m., and pre-game activities on Kaufman Mall on Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. A key feature each pre-game will be the Monarch Walk, where the ODU football team will walk across campus through Kaufman Mall en route to the stadium.

Additionally the nine time NCAA champion ODU field hockey team will host defending NCAA champion Maryland on Friday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Powhatan Sports Complex and rival Virginia on Monday, Sept, 7 at noon. Admission to the field hockey matches is free.

Tickets for the football game are sold out; however pre-game activities on Kaufman Mall are free and open to the public.

7 P.M. - "The Coors Light" Bobby Wilder radio show, live on 94.1 FM from Buffalo Wild Wings, 1308 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA.

8 - 5 P.M. - College Colors Day - wear your ODU colors and apparel to show your Monarch Pride
4 p.m. - Paw Print Painting - students pain "blue paw prints" around campus 5 p.m. - ODU field hockey team hosts the University of Maryland, defending NCAA champion - Powhatan Sports Complex - admission free
6 -9 p.m. - Pep Rally - Kaufman Mall
Featuring live music, games and activities, the Marching Monarchs, cheerleaders, dance team, Big Blue and ODU football coach Bobby Wilder speaking at 8:45 p.m

2 p.m. - Parking lots open for football game
3 p.m. - Kaufman Mall opens for activities including alumni tent, student tent, athletic promotions tent, live music, food and beverages for sale.
3:40 p.m. - Monarch Walk - ODU football team walks through Kaufman Mall en route to stadium
4 p.m. - Monarch Maniacs admitted to stadium
4:30 p.m. - Stadium gates open
5:15 p.m. - Marching Monarchs, cheerleaders, dance team and Big Blue perform on Kaufman Mall and then march into stadium
5:47 p.m. - Marching Monarchs pre-game performance in stadium
6:07 p.m. - Kick-off - Old Dominion vs. Chowan
Post Game - "5th quarter" - Marching Monarchs performance in stadium
Parking lots close 90 minutes after the game

12 NOON - ODU field hockey hosts University of Virginia- Powhatan Sports Complex - admission free