ETSU announces upgrades for football fans, including firing cannon and Wendy’s concessions

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – ETSU Athletics revealed several new promotions and features that will enhance the experience at William B. Greene Jr. Stadium this football season.

The university says a cannon has been installed in the northeast corner of the field that will be fired when the Bucs score a touchdown.

Another new feature: instant replay. ETSU says instant replay is coming to the Southern Conference starting this year. Replays will be triggered by either a coach’s challenge or from the booth.

There will also be upgrades to concessions. The university says Wendy’s food will available inside the stadium and there will also be a food truck.

Traditions like the Buc Walk and in-game fireworks for night games will return for the 2019-2020 season.

The Bucs will open the season on the road against Appalachian State on Saturday, August 31.

Promo Schedule

  • 9/7: Shorter
    • Pepsi Fireworks post-game show
  • 9/14: VMI
    • 1969 Championship Team Reunion
  • 9/21: Austin Peay
    • 2019 Hall of Fame Weekend
    • ETSU Family Weekend
  • 10/5: Wofford
    • Blue OUT!
    • Bucky’s BBQ Brawl
  • 11/2: The Citadel
    • Homecoming 2019
    • Bucky’s Low Country Boil Contest
  • 11/16: Mercer
    • Heroes’ Day
    • Senior Day
    • Bucky’s Chili Cook Off

New at Greene Stadium

  • Fire the Cannon!
    • Be aware that a new cannon has been positioned in the northeast corner on the field at Greene Stadium that will be fired every time the Bucs score a touchdown.
  • Instant Replay
    • Instant replay is coming to the SoCon in 2019. Replays will be triggered by either a coach’s challenge or from the booth.
  • Buccaneer Tailgate Cove
    • ETSU has partnered with East Tenn Rent-Alls and Celebrate to bring you a new, all-inclusive turnkey tailgate experience. Packages include tents holding 20-60 people next to the Food City Zone, complete with tables, chairs, coolers with ice, trash cans, Lot 21 parking passes and other amenities. For reservations contact Celebrate at (423) 282-4142.
  • Interactive Inflatable
    • An interactive inflatable will be added inside Greene Stadium this year near the Southwest Gate.
  • Concessions Upgrades
    • Also debuting in Greene Stadium this year is Wendy’s for classic treats and cold Frosties. There will also be a food truck positioned inside Greene Stadium, serving new menu options for the 2019 season.
  • Bucky’s Fan Cook Offs
    • Three scheduled cooking competitions will be held in the Food City Zone during select games. Contact Calvin Claggett at to enter.

In-Game Promotions

  • Bojangles’ Turnover for Tea
    • If the Bucs force a turnover on “TEA-Fense” then select fans will win a FREE Bojangles’ Legendary Tea.
  • Chick-Fil-A Ice The Kicker
    • If the visiting team misses a field goal or extra point, everyone at the game wins a FREE Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream Cone.
  • Wendy’s 4 for 400
    • If the Bucs gain 400 or more total offensive yards for the game, everyone in a row wins a gift card from Wendy’s.
  • Pizza Hut Win
    • When the Bucs win, select fans will receive a prize courtesy of Pizza Hut.

Pepsi Concert Series

  • 9/7 – Shorter
    • Rhythm & The Roosevelts
  • 10/5 – Wofford
    • Spank
  • 11/2 – The Citadel
    • The Jae Marie Project

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