HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This Saturday is the last scheduled home game of the season for Southern Miss and the university wants it to be a sold-out game.
USM has strategically put out more than 60 signs in the Hattiesburg and the surrounding area to encourage everyone to come to the game this weekend.
The athletic department has several promotions in place to make it easy for anyone to attend the game.
"This is going to be a huge game," Jones said. "It's going to be the biggest home game of the year. We are 7 – 3," said Brent Jones, USM senior associate athletic director. "Our team has really prepared long and hard for this game and this season and it's really shown in our fans. We're asking all of our fans to really step up and show up for this game. It's the last time they're going to see them here on this field."
After the game, the 12th annual Eaglepalooza concert will be held downtown starting around 8 p.m. with the pop band Echosmith.
"Whether you're a Golden Eagle, whether if you're an Alabama, an LSU, or an Ole Miss, or Mississippi State fan, your team locally in Hattiesburg is Southern Miss," Jones said. "So, we don't check diplomas at the gates we want every single person to come up here."
Here are the list of game promotions for #SelloutSaturday:
- $10 upper deck tickets
- $10 youth tickets -- anywhere in the stadium for any child age 12 and under
- Boy Scouts Day -- $5 Youth and $10 Adult
- School Day at The Rock -- $5 Youth and $10 Adult
*All schools in attendance will enjoy a pregame parade and an announcement on the field. The school with the most participation will receive the following: pep rally and assembly with the Southern Miss cheerleaders, the Southern Misses and Seymour; the winning principal will be presented a game-worn jersey with the school's name on the back by coach Todd Monken; that school's field day hosted at The Rock; a special announcement for the winning school at the game and lunch in the school cafeteria with Seymour and the Golden Eagle cheerleaders.
- Military and first responders - all members of the Military and First Responders may receive tickets to the game that have been generously donated by our fans. Please show your Military or First Responders ID at the Ticket Office to take advantage of this offer.
- Student Guest Tickets are $5 each
- First 500 Students receive a FREE Hamburger at the game
- All Season Ticket Holders may purchase a $20 Voucher to Concessions for this game for just $10! Must call the Ticket Office at 1.800.844.TICK to purchase this voucher before the game. Fans will be asked to use the entire value of the voucher in one trip to concessions.
- 12:30 p.m.