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Game Day Info For Attending Rutgers vs. UMass

There are several special events taking place before kickoff, as well as some game day changes in and around SHI Stadium

Aaron Breitman

The 2019 Rutgers football season is finally upon us! For those of you attending tonight’s home opener, there are several game day changes and activities to be aware of. There are two special events of note, the unveiling of the Victory Statue and an re-enactment of the first college football game played between Rutgers and Princeton. Let’s break down the full list of pregame activities here:


  • 2:00 PM – Parking Lots Open
  • 4:10 PM – Victory Statue Unveil in the North Plaza
  • 4:15 PM – Block R Party and Kids Zone Opens
  • 4:50 PM – Scarlet Walk
  • 5:45 PM – Gates Open
  • 6:15 PM – “First Game” Reenactment on the Practice Fields, presented by RWJBarnabas Health
  • 6:55 PM – Band Show Begins
  • 7:04 PM – Horse Entrance
  • 7:09 PM – Team Entrance
  • 7:10 PM – National Anthem

If you still want to attend but don’t have tickets yet, you can purchase through this link.

Aside from the timeline listed above, BTN will be broadcasting its pregame show live outside SHI Stadium. For more info, click here.

A big change inside the stadium is there is a new food and beverage vendor called Gourmet Dining. And yes, beer and wine are now available to purchase during the game. For a full list of the menus and what will be available, click here.

For all other information, like the bag policy, parking and additional new amenities, click here.

It’s a beautiful day and hopefully Rutgers can open the 2019 season on a positive note. Be safe and have fun!

For all of our pregame and postgame coverage of Rutgers vs. UMASS, click here.