MORGANTOWN, WV — West Virginia University is hosting its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game presented by Encova Insurance on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at Mountaineer Field in Puskar Stadium, Milan.
With many events taking place at Mylan Park (All-American Grand Bash, Mountaineer Classic Track Meet, Monongalia Classic Baseball Tournament, Aquatics Facility swim meet) and High Point Racing this weekend, fans are encouraged to use the Interstate 68 (not exit 155 on I-79) to avoid traffic.
Doors open at noon and tickets are available for $10 each. Fans are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online at WVUGAME.com and select the mobile delivery option to avoid long queues at the stadium on match day. “Fans with mobile tickets are strongly encouraged to add tickets to their Apple or Google Wallet app before heading to the venue.
Tickets can be purchased at the Puskar Stadium Milan North Gate Box Office and South West Door Box Offices (cash only) on matchday from 11am and at the Mountaineer Box Office located in the WVU Coliseum all week long. WVU students will be admitted free with a valid WVU student ID at any gate, and Mountaineer Kids Club members can show their badge for free admission.
WVU’s clear bag policy remains in effect, and the Athletic Department invites and encourages fans to visit WVUsports.com/clearbag for more information, to view photos of cleared and disallowed items, and to get answers. to frequently asked questions about the clear bag policy. .
Supporters are asked to reduce what they bring to the stadium to minimize touch points and bag searches. When security personnel check bags at the gate, they do not dispose of the bags – each fan will be responsible for showing the contents of their individual bag. This includes fans removing all items from their bag to inspect them as needed. For faster entry, do not bring bags inside the stadium.
Fans are encouraged to check out the Mountaineer Gear Sale taking place inside the Caperton Indoor Training Center beginning at 9 a.m. The sale offers fans the chance to purchase apparel ranging from football shirts to shorts, shoes and other items from WVU athletic teams.
The Traditions Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For the Gold-Blue Game, all fans, including WVU students, must enter the stadium through the north, west, southeast, and southwest gates. No stadium re-entry passes will be issued for the game. Stadium seats, restrooms and concessions will be open only in the lower sections of the east, west and south sides (no seats on the upper deck).
Supporters are reminded that umbrellas are not permitted inside the stadium.
ADA seating will be available on the west, east and north sides depending on demand.
Booths will open at noon. Several stands will be open on the west and east sides of the stadium, but there will be no concession areas open on the south end. Beer sales will end at the end of halftime.
All car and RV parking is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
The following hospital parking lots on the east side will be available for parking: F1, F2, F3, F4 and E. The following hospital parking lots on the west side will also be available for parking: A1 and B1.
The most central car parks and the westernmost car parks of the hospital’s large blue car park (hospital car parks C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9 and C10) will be reserved for hospitalized patients , visitors and staff. Towing will be taxed.
There will also be parking available at the law school based on availability.
The PRT operates on its regular Saturday schedule (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), priced at 50 cents each way. It is free for all WVU students and staff with a valid WVU ID.
The Gold-Blue game, which is scheduled to begin around 1:07 p.m., will wrap up WVU’s spring football drills.
This year’s game will be a traditional four-quarter Gold versus Blue contest.
The team of veteran radio announcers from Tony Cardi (game by game), Dwight Wallace (analysis) and Jed Drenning (sideline) will bring the sights and sounds of the game to audiences listening on the Mountaineer Sports Network presented by Learfield.
The Gold-Blue Spring football game will be televised on the Big 12 Now on the ESPN+ platform. Andrew Caridi will handle play-by-play duties, Dale Wolfley will provide analysis and Amanda Mazey will be an on-site reporter.
Additional television coverage will begin with a Mountaineer GameDay Gold-Blue pre-game special at noon on all local Nexstar affiliates, followed by the game broadcast at 1 p.m. on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
This year again, there will be no autograph session after the match. Mountaineer football will hold its annual fan day in August with details to be released later this summer.
A portion of the proceeds from the Gold-Blue game will once again benefit WVU Medicine Children’s. Since 1984, Mountaineers have donated more than $778,000 to WVU Medicine Children’s.