With a string of 10-straight sellouts in the regular season, @EWUFootball single-game tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m.
With more sellout crowds expected this year, single-game tickets for the 2015 Eastern Washington University Football season will go on sale to the general public this Tuesday (Sept. 1) at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
Adult tickets start at $20 while tickets for kids ages 3-12 and senior citizens (65-and-up) start at $10. The Eagles have five home games at Roos Field this season, highlighted by a nonconference game against Montana State on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. Pacific time.
Fans may purchase tickets at http://www.goeags.com/tickets.
Eastern set the school record in 2014 for home attendance with a 9,432 average in 10 home games, breaking the previous record of 8,898 in the 2011 season. Eastern has 22 sellout crowds of 8,600+ in school history and 10-straight in the regular season since 2013.
Here are some other Eastern football notes, with EWU’s season opener next Saturday, Sept. 5, at Oregon. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. Coming off its third-straight Big Sky Conference title, EWU is ranked No. 6 nationally in both the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll and the STATS FCS Poll. Oregon, the runner-up a year ago in the first-ever college playoff in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, is No. 7 in the preseason Associated Press poll for FBS schools.
Eagles Scrimmage Saturday at 9:45 a.m.
Concluding its third week of preseason practices, the Eastern football team is scheduled to scrimmage Saturday morning (Aug. 29) at approximately 9:45 a.m. at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. The scrimmage is free and open to the public.
Fans are encouraged to consult EWU’s social media sites in case the scrimmage is postponed or cancelled due to smoky conditions from area wildfires. So far, two Eagle practices have had to be re-scheduled or moved indoors because of air quality concerns.
Coaches Shows Start Monday, With Live Shows Taking Place at Northern Quest Beginning Sept. 7
EWU Coaches Shows featuring head football coach Beau Baldwin will begin for the 2015-16 sports season with a special preseason edition on Monday (Aug. 31) at 6 p.m. on 700-AM ESPN. Besides Baldwin, new defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding and quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Zak Hill will be on the show.
Starting Monday, Sept. 7, the shows will take place live at Northern Quest Resort and Casino, starting with video sessions with Baldwin at 5:30 p.m. at the Impulse Club at Northern Quest. Baldwin will show video from the previous game and provide commentary prior to his appearance on the Eagle Coaches Show at 6 p.m., live on 700-AM ESPN.
Larry Weir and Paul Sorensen will host the Coaches Show, which regularly feature Baldwin, players and assistant coaches. Because of Eastern’s bye on the schedule, the show on Oct. 5 will not take place at Northern Quest, but the broadcast on radio will feature other EWU coaches and staff.
Northern Quest is located at 100 N. Hayford Road in Airway Heights. From downtown Spokane, take exit 277 off I-90 and follow Highway 2 for 4.4 miles, then turn right on Hayford Road and follow for 1.0 miles. From Cheney, take exit 272 off I-90 and follow WA-902 toward Medical Lake for just 0.3 miles. Take a right on Geiger Blvd., followed by a quick left on Hayford Road and follow for 4.4 miles.
Once the football season concludes, the Coaches Shows will switch to basketball and take place at the Swinging Doors in North Spokane. The basketball shows feature head men’s coach Jim Hayford, players and assistant coaches. The Swinging Doors is located at W. 1018 Francis in Spokane.
As part of a new three-year agreement, the first EWU game broadcast on 700-AM ESPN will take place on Sept. 5 when EWU plays at Oregon at 5 p.m. The pre-game shows begin one hour prior to kickoff, and the broadcast will also include an expanded post-game show.
Weir will return for his 25th season as the voice of the Eagles in football, having broadcast all but one of EWU’s 286 games in that span. Serving as analysts at various times during the season will be Paul Sorensen, Keith Osso and Mike Peterson, with Osso also serving as sideline reporter on occasion. Weir, the reigning State of Washington Broadcaster of the Year, will also handle basketball play-by-play duties for a 23rd season.
Programming on 700-AM ESPN may also be heard via the internet http://www.700espn.com or http://www.tunein.com) and via mobile phone app (Search for “700 ESPN” and download app. An app is also available for tunein radio).
SWX to Air Four Eagle Games
Four Eastern football games, starting with EWU’s road game on Sept. 12 at Northern Iowa, will be televised regionally by SWX.
Besides airing the UNI game, which begins at 11 a.m. Pacific time in Cedar Falls, Iowa, SWX will produce and broadcast EWU home games on Oct. 10 versus Cal Poly (1 p.m.), Nov. 7 against Northern Arizona (3 p.m.) and Nov. 21 versus Portland State (2 p.m.).
SWX may be found via digital 6.2 in Spokane/Cheney/Sandpoint/Lewiston, 23.3 in Yakima and 25.3 in the Tri-Cities. The station is also carried via Comcast 306/112 (Spokane); Davis Cable 514/81.2/12 (Cheney); Time Warner 306 (Coeur d’Alene & Pullman/Moscow); Charter 287 (Tri-Cities/Yakima), Cable One 466 (Lewiston) and Northland Cable 115 (Moses Lake & Sandpoint).
ROOT Sports will air three Eastern games – Sept. 19 at home versus Montana State at 1 p.m., Oct. 31 at Roos Field against Weber State at noon, and Nov 14 versus Montana in Missoula at 12:30 p.m.
Alumni Office Offers Pre-Game Tailgate Party & Tickets for Oregon & Montana Games
The Eastern Alumni Office is offering several pre-game tailgate party options for fans interested in attending EWU Football games at Oregon on Sept. 5 and Montana on Nov. 14. Packages may be viewed via the alumni web site at http://alumni.ewu.edu.
Packages include just the party or the party and game tickets. In addition, bus transportation is also available for the Montana game. Packages are limited based on ticket availability and capacity of the busses.
Note that tickets for the Oregon game through the Eastern Alumni Office are only available until 5 p.m. today (Aug. 27).
Northern Quest and Swinging Doors are Official Watch Party Locations
Fans wishing to attend Watch Parties of televised Eastern football games at area establishments should consult EWU social media outlets for details the Friday before games. Those official sponsors who may carry EWU games include “Epic” at Northern Quest Casino and Resort in Airway Heights and the Swinging Doors in North Spokane.