WVU-Syracuse Game Event

Mountaineer football fans who can't make the trip to Syracuse Sept. 4 for the fall opener can head to Appalachian Power Park in Charleston to watch the game on the park's Jumbotron.

The West Virginia Power, WVU Alumni Association, Mountaineer Parents Club and the WVU Foundation Partners are teaming up to host a "Pigskin" party for alumni and friends of West Virginia University.

"We are pleased to partner with WV Power to host this special event for alumni and friends in the Kanawha Valley," said Steve Douglas, president and chief executive officer, WVU Alumni Association. "This is a perfect venue for fans to bring their families to the park and join together with fellow Mountaineers to cheer the football team to victory."

Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and admission is free. The first 1,000 fans will receive a special giveaway. In addition, fans will have an opportunity to participate in games for prizes, including tickets to a football game. Fans will also enjoy performances by the WVU Pep Band.

In addition to stadium seating, fans can bring their blankets and lawn chairs to sit on the baseball field to watch the game. The game will be televised on the Jumbotron with play-by-play from Tony Caridi on V100 radio. Stadium concessions will also be available for purchase. No outside drinks or food will be permitted inside the stadium.

"We are looking forward to offering Mountaineer fans a great place to watch the game, while enjoying the park amenities," said Andy Milovich, general manager, West Virginia Power. "This is a unique opportunity to team with the University to showcase the park. We hope fans will come out and enjoy the game."

The event will also provide students and parents with a unique networking opportunity.

"This is a great way for WVU families and students to meet, network and cheer on the Mountaineers at the new Power Park," said Sabrina Cave, director, Mountaineer Parents Club. "The Mountaineer Parents Club is happy to be a part of this event."

For more information about this event, contact the WVU Alumni Association at 1-866-WVU-ALUM or visit http://alumni.wvu.edu.

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