What You Need to Know for the 2018 Duke Football Employee Kickoff

Get the latest details on the venue, parking and pregame celebration for Sept. 22

The Duke Football Employee Kickoff Celebration returns to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday.
The Duke Football Employee Kickoff Celebration returns to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Duke Athletics.

The 2018 Duke Football Employee Kickoff Celebration will take place before Duke football’s showdown with crosstown rival North Carolina Central University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Here’s a look at what Duke staff and faculty employees headed to the employee pre-game celebration should know.

Pregame Celebration

The pregame event for Duke employees will take place on the concourse of Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Stadium gates will open for employees and their guests at 12:30 p.m. There will be face-painting, interactive kid-friendly activities and music. Employees with meal vouchers will receive a meal at designated concession stands.

Tickets for the Game

Duke employees who reserved their free tickets before the Sept. 14 deadline should print their tickets in advance using the link in the confirmation email and bring the tickets with them.

Those who requested to pick up their tickets in person can find them at the Duke Athletics ticket window at the Scott Family Athletics Performance Center. Employees are encouraged to pick up their tickets in advance to avoid lines on game-day. Employees must present their DukeID to pick up tickets. Tickets can be picked up during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on Friday, or on game day up until half-time. 

Duke football players in a pregame huddle.
How Concession Vouchers Work

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. 

Where to Park

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

Bag Policy and Safety Protocol

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.

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