Reserve Free Tickets to the Duke Football Employee Kickoff Celebration

Duke employees have until Sept. 14 to order tickets for the Sept. 22 home game against North Carolina Central University

This season's Duke Football Employee Kickoff game is scheduled for September 22 against North Carolina Central University.
This season's Duke Football Employee Kickoff Celebration game is scheduled for September 22 against North Carolina Central University.

Tickets are now available for Duke staff and faculty who want to cheer on the Blue Devils when they host North Carolina Central University at 3:30 p.m. on September 22 at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. 

As part of the Duke Football Employee Kickoff Celebration, staff and faculty can order up to four free tickets at no charge. After that, up to four additional tickets may be purchased for $5 each. A game ticket is required for stadium entry for any fan age 3 and older.

The deadline for employees to order their free tickets is 5 p.m. September 14.

"This initiative is special to our program because it provides us another way to connect with our employees,” said Duke Head Coach David Cutcliffe. “Without question, the working staff is a primary reason why Duke is such an incredible place, and to be able to say thank you during the season is important.  We look forward to having another great turnout this year."

The pregame celebration for Duke employees will take place inside the stadium. Gates will open for employees and their guests at 12:30 p.m. During the pregame celebration, there will be face-painting, interactive kid-friendly activities and a DJ.

From ticket ordering to concession vouchers, here’s what you need to know for this season’s Duke Football Employee Kickoff Celebration. 

Fans at a Duke football game.

To get tickets, benefit-eligible Duke staff and faculty must order and print their tickets online in advance. Each ticket will come with a voucher for a meal at Blue Devil Concessions stands. The voucher must also be printed in advance. When ordering online, please have your Duke NetID available. If you do not know your NetID, please see here or contact the OIT Help Desk before trying to place your online order.

Employees who do not have online access or a printer can call the ticket office at 919-681-2583 to reserve tickets. Tickets and vouchers can be picked up at Duke Athletics ticket window at the Scott Family Athletics Performance Center during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Employees must present their DukeCard ID when picking up tickets.

Employee ticket orders end at 5 p.m. on September 14. After that time, employees will have to buy tickets at full price through the Duke Athletics Ticket Office.

If you order tickets and your plans change and you cannot attend, contact the Duke Athletics Ticket Office at 919-681-2583, so someone else can attend the game.


Faculty and staff will receive one meal voucher per football ticket (maximum of 8) for a meal redeemable at Blue Devil Concessions stands #2, #3, #4 and # 5 (West Concourse) and #7 and #11 (East Concourse) inside the stadium. 

Each voucher is redeemable for a bag of potato chips, a fountain drink and one of the following items:

  • Hot dog 
  • Veggie wrap, or
  • Barbecue sandwich

Concession vouchers will be included with online ticket orders, or they can be picked up at the Scott Family Athletics Performance Center with reserved tickets. 

Concession vouchers are valid until the end of the first quarter of the game. Vouchers must be redeemed at one time, and no substituting of meal options is allowed. 


Parking is free on game day in all general public parking lots:


In order to keep with security protocol, bags or purses of any kind (including but not limited to backpacks, duffel bags, tote bags, fanny packs, clear bags, drawstring/cinch bags, messenger bags, plastic grocery bags, camera bags, binocular bags, etc.) are not permitted to enter Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on football game days.  

Use this guide to avoid a return trip to your vehicle on game day.

Also, there is no stadium re-entry once a ticket has been scanned for entry at the stadium gates. This means if you leave the stadium during the employee celebration, you will not be able to re-enter the stadium.

For additional Duke Football game day information, see the A-Z Game Day Guide. The Duke Athletics ticket office may be reached at 919-681-2583.