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Elon to host Furman in FCS playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 25

The 15th ranked Phoenix will take on the Paladins at 1 p.m. Campus residence halls will open early so students can return to campus from Thanksgiving break for the big game. 

Elon hosts Furman in the first round of the 2017 FCS football playoffs.

The Elon University football team, ranked as high as 15th in the nation, will make its second-ever NCAA Division I Football Championship appearance as the Phoenix will play host to the Furman Paladins on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. The Phoenix finished the regular season with an 8-3 overall record and posted a 6-2 mark in CAA Football play in 2017. 

Furman, ranked #22 nationally, wrapped up the regular season with a 7-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the Southern Conference.

The winner of the Elon-Furman game will advance to take on seventh-seeded Wofford on Dec. 2.

Students are encouraged to return to campus to cheer on the Phoenix and can attend the game with a valid Phoenix Card. In order to accommodate student interest in returning for the game, residence halls will re-open early from the Thanksgiving Break. The halls will now re-open Friday evening, Nov. 24 at 6  p.m. to accommodate returning students. Many campus services will remain limited, but meal plans will begin at dinner on Saturday night, Nov. 25 (Lakeside will be open for dinner that evening from 5-7 p.m).  Food Dollars and Phoenix Cash are accepted at concession stands during the game Saturday.  The Moseley Center schedule has also been modified and the building will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tickets for the game are now on sale. Ticket orders can be made at elonphoenix.com/tickets or by calling the Elon Ticket Office at 336-278-6750 (refer to office hours below). Tickets may be printed at home, picked up at the box office throughout the week or picked up at will call. Fans are encouraged to pick up or print tickets in advance of Saturday. Current Elon students, faculty, and staff members can attend FCS Playoff games with a valid Phoenix Card.

Season ticket holders may reserve their season ticket locations for any potential home game to be held at Rhodes Stadium starting Sunday, Nov. 19. Season ticket holders are guaranteed their regular season seat locations if they order by the priority deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Ticket reservations can be made online at elonphoenix.com/tickets or by calling the ticket office at 336-278-6750 during office hours (see below for hours). Season ticket holders can request additional seats beyond their season ticket quantity. Tickets may be printed at home, picked up at the box office throughout the week or picked up at will call. Fans are encouraged to use electronic delivery for tickets. Will call pick-up for tickets is available, however, printing your ticket is strongly recommended to avoid lines and to receive your tickets before game day.

Fans who did not have 2017 season tickets are also encouraged to pre-order tickets for home FCS playoff games beginning on November 19. Orders from fans without season tickets will be assigned to best available seats following the season ticket holder priority deadline, then based on order date.

Season ticket holders who have a season parking pass will receive regular season parking access if they reserve their game tickets by the priority deadline. These passes can be picked up during box office hours, at the home men's basketball game against Radford on Wednesday, Nov. 22, or at a Phoenix Club Parking Will Call on game day. Drive through Phoenix Club Parking Will Calls will be located in front of the Center of the Arts with additional details to be provided (Parking Will Call Map). If you are not a season ticket holder but are interested in parking pass availability, or if you have any questions, please contact  at 336-278-6781. 

Ticket Office Holiday Hours:
Sunday, Nov. 19: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 20: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23: CLOSED (tickets available online)
Friday, Nov. 24: Noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25: 3 hours prior to kickoff
Sunday, Nov. 26: CLOSED
Game Day Ticket Office Hours:
Rhodes Stadium Ticket Booths: Three (3) hours prior to kickoff


Dan Anderson,
11/19/2017 1:00 PM