The leaves are changing, the weather will soon be getting cooler, and best of all, everyone has gotten the opportunity to be vaccinated—so, Deacon Nation, it’s time to play FOOTBALL! Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson and the entire University community are so excited to see all the Truist Field stands filled and in a frenzy this season. They are not alone as all of Deacon Nation feels the same way. Wake Forest announced plans earlier in May to be at full capacity this season. They added, in consultation with local, state, and University officials, that any necessary health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of everyone in the Winston-Salem community will be announced before the season begins.
There is no better place to be on Saturday afternoons this season than at Truist Field. But first, it all begins on Friday evening, Sept. 3rd at 7 p.m. when Wake Forest takes on Old Dominion University. The Monarchs did not play in the 2020 season, so both sides will be eager to get started. In a nationally televised game on the ACC Network, this is sure to be an action-packed evening, so let us fill the stands with Old Gold & Black.
Then at high noon on Saturday, Sept. 11th, Wake Forest welcomes the Spartans of Norfolk State University, under new head coach Dawson Odums from Shelby, N.C. Next up, on Sept. 18th is the ACC home opener against Florida State at 3:30 p.m. The Seminoles are more experienced this year with some new talent at quarterback, which should deliver an intense battle. The Louisville Cardinals come to Winston-Salem on Oct. 2 for the annual “Family Weekend” event. The Deacs will be looking to avenge last season’s loss in Cardinal Stadium. Homecoming Weekend on October 30th begins the “Big 4 Championship,” as Wake Forest hosts the Duke Blue Devils. After a trip the following weekend to Chapel Hill to take on the Tarheels (non-conference game), they come back home on Nov. 13 to complete the championship series and face the Wolfpack of NC State. The Deacons finish the regular season with two road games at Clemson and Boston College.
Wake Forest is looking to build on its winning tradition this season and earn a sixth-straight bowl appearance. Deacon Nation is a major part of that tradition, as always. Once again, fans will be able to enjoy the high-energy tailgate experience at Truist Field, including the new DEACTOWN Fan Zone, presented by North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance, on the lawn outside McCreary Tower. The Fan Zone includes live music, video screens, food trucks, and local drink options. There are also inflatable games, balloon artists, and face painting for the children. A great time for the entire family! Officially licensed Wake Forest merchandise will be available for purchase, and it’s THE prime spot to witness the “Deacon Walk,” as the team arrives at Truist Field and makes their way through the heart of DEACTOWN for the pregame parade and pep rally. Note the DEACTOWN Fan Zone opens three hours before game time and closes 45 minutes before kickoff, so be sure and arrive early to enjoy all the fun. There is no doubt, as Director of Athletics John Currie says, it is “The Best Fan Experience in North Carolina!”
The response for season tickets starting at just $120 has been outstanding. Wake Forest Athletics wants their fans to know there are a limited number of very desirable ticket options still available to purchase on their website (GoDeacs.com/Tickets) and at the Bridger Field House ticket office. This includes the 4-for-$59 ticket packages available for each of the Demon Deacons’ first two home games, including Opening Night at Truist Field, presented by Lowes Foods on Sept. 3rd (while supplies last). There are also special discounted four-ticket (single-game) packages available for each of five select home games including ACC foes Florida State, Louisville, and Duke. And of course, as always, the popular Deacon Hill packages are going fast.
For fans of the Triad’s ACC Team, the stage is set for one of the most fun and entertaining seasons in Demon Deacon history. And they are ready to go, both on the field and in the stands, to once again experience the excitement that is Atlantic Coast Conference football inside Truist Field.
Get your tickets early by visiting GoDeacs.com/Tickets or calling the ticket office at 336-758-3322 (ext. 1, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Also, visit the Fan Zone page on the website, where you’ll find valuable information on tailgating, contests/promotions, clear bag policy, updated instructions and more, to make your game day experience the best it can be.
Get ready, Deacon Nation, it’s GAME TIME!