Below are events and details leading up to Saturday's 3:30 p.m. kickoff with Gardner-Webb and a list of exciting activities surrounding the game.
Gameday activities will include:
Stage AE: 12:30 p.m.
Great Lawn Tailgate: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
World's Largest Family Tailgate: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Panthers Pregame Headquarters (Hosted by the Pitt Young Alumni Council and the Pitt Alumni Association at Stage AE) - All Fans Welcome: 1 p.m.
Panthers Prowl: 1:15 p.m.
Pitt Band Pregame Concert (Gate A): 1:30 p.m.
March To Victory Parade: 2:30 p.m.
Pitt Panthers Television Pregame Show (Great Hall): 3 p.m.
Pitt introduced a simple to use new digital ticketing system this year with a multitude of capabilities. One important component is that fans are able to share their tickets if they are unable to attend a game. Fans can share tickets with friends and family, sell their tickets online, or donate to a charity. For more information, visit the ticket center.
Be sure to visit the Let's Go Pitt Program for deals on dining, shopping and much more while you're in town for the game.
Will Call will open three hours prior to kickoff this season at Gate A. Walk-up ticket sales will take place at Gate B.
Pitt fans are asked to arrive early to the stadium due to enhanced security measures, which includes a handheld metal detector. The detector will replace pat-downs. Express lanes will be available for fans that are not carrying in additional permitted items into Heinz Field.
Your gameday experience will be heightened this year once inside the stadium as well. Upgrades to Heinz Field's scoreboard capabilities allow us to provide a better fan experience including enhanced camera angles, more complete coverage and more information to those in attendance. The upgrades make Heinz Field one of the top technologically advanced stadiums in college athletics.
For additional information on the game this weekend, visit Game Day Central.