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Getting Ready for Kickoff vs. Miami

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Pitt wraps up the regular season at home this weekend with a Friday afternoon Senior Day contest against Miami at Heinz Field. The Panthers host the Hurricanes at 3:30 p.m. in a national ABC broadcast. We ask that fans be in their seats a half hour before kickoff to celebrate our 18 seniors as they run through the tunnel at Heinz Field for a final time.

Season 3 winner of NBC's The Voice, Cassadee Pope will be performing at Stage AE beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday with admission free to the public. Doors at Stage AE will open at 12:30 p.m., and there will be food and drink specials available.  

For continuous updates and behind the scenes coverage, follow the @GoPittFootball account on Twitter and Instagram (#MIAvsPitt or #BeatCanes) and the Pitt Panthers Facebook page.

A schedule of gameday events, as well as some reminders are below. Please remember that the new bag policy is in effect and pay special consideration to the section on seat cushions. We will not have representatives providing clear bags in the parking lots so please make plans in advance. Additionally, you will need to have a paper ticket for admission to Heinz Field.

Events Schedule
Great Lawn Student Tailgate: Cancelled due to weather. Students may pick up a voucher for a free hotdog at Stage AE
World's Largest Family Tailgate: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Stage AE - All Fans Welcome: 12:30 p.m.
Cassadee Pope concert (Stage AE): 2 p.m.
Pitt Band Pregame Concert (Gate A)1:30 p.m.
March To Victory Parade: 2:30 p.m.
PantherVision Intro Video: 3:22 p.m.
Kickoff, Pitt vs. Miami: 3:30 p.m.
Game Broadcast: ABC national broadcast (WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh)

Check links here for directions to Heinz Field, information on parking and the student shuttle. Parking lots will open five hours prior to kickoff. Also, continue to check traffic updates for Friday.

Pitt's digital ticketing system comes 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.

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 items into Heinz Field.

For additional information on the game this weekend, visit Game Day Central.


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