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Beer Garden expansion highlights football promotions


SIOUX FALLS, SD – An extension to JJ’s Beer Garden for Augustana football games at Kirkeby-Over Stadium highlights the gaming experience for the 100e Augustana football season, presented by CorTrust Bank.

Following a successful 2021 season with the KO Stadium beer garden, the matchday experience will safely allow drinking throughout much of Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Only one outlet will remain in the beer garden, located in the southeast corner of the stadium, where supporters can then take their drink back to their seats.

Alcohol-free zones will exist throughout the stadium, including sections 107, 108, 109, the northwest grass berm and section 202 on the visitors’ side. A map of alcohol-free zones is available here.

Admission to JJ’s Beer Garden will remain the same as last season, while JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars will continue to operate the beer garden, including using its professionally trained staff to identify and bracelet those who are 21 and more. The service area will close at the end of the third quarter.

You can find more information about Augustana’s alcohol policy here.

The matchday experience will continue to be unrivaled at Kirkeby-Over Stadium, starting with entry into the stadium with the digital ticketing system. Fans who purchase tickets prior to the game at GoAugie.com/Tickets will receive their tickets digitally. From there, fans have the option of presenting their tickets on their smartphone or printing their tickets at home. Single match tickets purchased at the box office can be printed, texted or emailed at the time of purchase.

The GoAugie mobile app, brought to you by CellOnly, offers fans the easiest and most convenient way to purchase tickets. The app also features quick access to event schedules, rosters and team information, customizable push notifications, live and archived videos, and more. The free app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

On game days, parking lots open at 8 a.m., including the First PREMIER Tailgate parking lot (west). Parking is free for A-Club members with their passes (where applicable), and only $10 per space for the public.

Augieville, the site of all the pregame festivities, kicks off at 11:30 a.m., with appearances from the Viking Marching Band and Augustana Spirit squads as well as the South Dakota Beef Council-sponsored A-Club Tailgate. A-Club members will receive a free meal with their Viking Pass at A-Club Tailgate and fans who are not A-Club members will be able to purchase that same meal for $10.

Additionally, Augustana students have a specially designed space in Augieville to create their own tailgate, run by student support organization SKOL. Augieville is located north and west of Kirkeby-Over Stadium on the practice football ground.

The Viking Marching Band will provide fans with pregame and halftime performances alongside atmospheric sounds of a college football game coming from the band. 2021 marked the return of the Viking marching band while 2022 will only continue to add to the traditions of Viking football game days.

Learn more about the marching band at: https://www.augie.edu/vikingmarchingband.

The 2022 football schedule is jam-packed with top-flight competition as the Vikings enter not only as defending NSIC champions, but also as pre-season favorites based on the coaches’ pre-season poll. NSIC. Augustana is coming off two straight NCAA Division II playoff games and has won 11 straight games inside Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

The home roster will begin on September 10 against Bemidji State in the annual Be Bold, Wear Gold match. The competition is a partnership between Augiethon and the Sanford Health Foundation in support of Cure Kids Cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear gold and the first 1,500 fans will receive a gold rally towel sponsored by CorTrust Bank.

Fans are also encouraged to enter a Tailgate food contest sponsored by the South Dakota Beef Council. Cook your favorite beef tailgate dish and have it judged by special guests.

On September 24, the Vikings host the North State on Military Day with the South Dakota National Guard in attendance. Additionally, the contest is the annual Hall of Fame game where Augustana’s Hall of Fame class of 2022 will be introduced at halftime. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Banquet on September 23 can be purchased here: www.AugieLink.com/HallofFame

For the first time since 2018, the ‘Key to the City’ game will take place at Kirkeby-Over Stadium on October 1. With Midco as the day’s sponsor for the showdown for schools a few blocks apart, the first 3,000 fans will receive rally pom poms courtesy of Midco.

Viking Days arrives Saturday, October 15, as UA hosts Wayne State. The homecoming parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs from University Place at 33rd street on Grange Ave. Viking Days Royalty will be introduced at halftime. Additional Viking Days information and a full schedule can be found at Augie.com/Viking-Days.

While celebrating 100 years of football, October 22 is the 50e annual shrine football game. For more information on the events surrounding the Shrine Game, go to ElRiad.org/shrine-football-game.

The regular season home finale is scheduled for Nov. 5 as Augustana hosts Minnesota Duluth on senior day.

All home games start at 1 p.m., with parking lots opening at 8 a.m. each Saturday, and Augieville activities underway at 11:30 a.m. For more information on Augustana Football and 2022 events and promotions, stay tuned. listen to GoAugie.com and follow @GoAugie on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Augustana Athletics Alcohol Sales Policy for the 2022 Football Season

  • All guests must be 21 years or older and present valid ID to obtain a wristband and enter the beer garden
  • A valid wristband is required at time of purchase for tickets and beer redemption
  • A limit of two beers can be purchased at the same time
  • Guests are permitted to bring their beer/wine back to their seat as long as those seats are outside the “Alcohol Free Zones” listed below
  • Guests are not permitted to give alcohol to other guests under 21
  • Sales will start at noon
  • Sales will end when the game clock expires at the end of the third quarter
  • Patrons are not permitted to bring alcohol into Kirkeby-Over Stadium
  • Augustana Athletics reserves the right to search for alcoholic beverages as well as the right to refuse alcohol service at its discretion
  • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in expulsion from the stadium without refund