BATON ROUGE, La. – Tickets for the 2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge are on sale now. The 13th annual matchup will showcase the South Carolina State Bulldogs of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) against the Southern Jaguars of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 CT at Ace W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. on September 3. The game is slated to be nationally televised on ESPN2.
Tickets to the MEAC/SWAC Challenge can be purchased through Ticketmaster online, by calling 800-745-3000 or by logging on to www.meacswacchallenge.com. South Carolina State fans are encouraged to purchase tickets through the University ticket office. Tickets start at just $16 plus applicable fees and taxes.
The yearly event, which features teams from two prominent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), will bring fans to Baton Rouge over Labor Day Weekend for the start of college football season. Offering “More Than Just a Game,” the weekend's events also include a high school career seminar and pep rally featuring South Carolina State's “Marching 101” and Southern's “Human Jukebox.”
Fans traveling to the game can take advantage of a special $110/night rate at the Hotel Indigo, which is conveniently located in downtown Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River. Additional accommodation options are available and can be booked through Anthony Travel, the event's official travel provider. For more information, visit www.AnthonyTravel.com/MEACSWAC or call 888-632-6951.
The MEAC/SWAC Challenge is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. For more information about the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, or to join the event's following on Facebook and Twitter, visit the event's official website at www.meacswacchallenge.com.