Inside Marketing: #PantherFamily in the Spotlight

On the first Monday of every month (a day late this week), a member of the Marketing staff will give a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on around its area and the department. Over the course of every month, each department will be featured at least once. Coming Wednesday: Panther Athletic Club

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Clean off your tailgating materials, plant your favorite tailgating chair in the parking lots of Panthersville, and take in an off day hanging out with your #PantherFamily!

Come out and support #PantherFamily Day, this Saturday, April 11 in Panthersville at 2401 Wildcat Road in Decatur. Parking lots will open at 9 a.m. for tailgating.  The lineup includes:

  • 9 a.m. – Tailgating lots open at the soccer complex
  • Noon – Panther football team spring game
  • 1 p.m. – Softball faces Appalachian State in Game 1 of a doubleheader
  • 2 p.m. – Baseball first pitch against UL Monroe
  • 2:30 p.m. – Men’s soccer scrimmage versus Thomas University
  • 3 p.m. – Softball continues action in Game 2 against the Mountaineers
  • 5:30 p.m. – Men’s soccer ends the day by scrimmaging North Georgia

We hope to see you there!

Immediately following the football team scrimmage, fans can mingle with players during a meet and greet where they can get coach and player autographs. The tailgating area will also remain open to the public through the end of the final men’s soccer scrimmage.

Admission is simple:

  • Admission to all Athletic events on Saturday is FREE – just show up!
  • Parking is FREE
  • Photo Booth is FREE
  • Face Airbrushing is FREE
  • Pounce House and Inflatable slide is FREE
  • The fun you will have is FREE too…

Ok, enough of the corny jokes.  The only thing that costs you money will be food from our resident Panthersville concessionaire and two additional treat trucks, Queen of Cream (@queenofcreamATL), and Kona Ice Midtown (@konaicemidtown).

The GSU Soccer Complex is located at 2401 Wildcat Road, Decatur, GA 30034. The softball complex is also at the same location while the baseball stadium is two minutes away at 2819 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 30034 next to Georgia Perimeter College.

Please check GeorgiaStateSports.com and GSU Athletics social media accounts on the morning of April 11 in the case of inclement weather. If weather becomes an issue, football practice may be moved back to the GSU Football Practice Facility at 188 MLK SE and would still be open to the public. Other GSU athletic events will follow standard weather protocol.

Panther Athletic Club Spring Tour

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The Georgia State Athletics Spring Tour will kick off the 2015 season, reaching out to eight cities throughout the Atlanta area.

Each event will feature a review of the exciting men’s basketball conference championship and NCAA run and a preview of the 2015 upcoming football season. There will also be a Q&A session with our coaches. Select stops will include director of athletics Charlie Cobb, men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter, football coach Trent Miles and women’s basketball coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener.

Representatives from the Panther Athletic Club, marketing team, and ticket sales staff will be on site to answer questions on how fans can become a part of the team behind the team.

The 2015 Georgia State Athletics Spring Tour is open to the public and admission is complimentary courtesy of the Panther Athletic Club. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

For more information, please call 404-413-4170 or email mkbrown@gsu.edu.
2015 Georgia State Athletics Spring Tour Locations:

4/7- Alpharetta
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Venue: 5 Season’s Brewing, 3655 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005

4/8- Smyrna
Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Venue: McCray’s Tavern, 4500 West Village Place, Suite 2009, Smyrna, GA 30082

4/9- Decatur
Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Venue: Square Pub, The Square Pub, 115 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030

4/15- Peachtree City
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Venue: Crosstown Grille and Ale House, 620 Crosstown Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269

4/16- Kennesaw/Marietta
Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Venue: Olde Towne Tavern and Grill, 2500 North Cobb Parkway Suite B-7, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

4/21- Tucker
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Venue: Marlow’s Tavern, 4156 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

4/22- Duluth
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Venue: The Arena Tavern, 2000 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, Ga. 30097

4/23- Buckhead
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Venue: Gordon Biersch- Buckhead, 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

To RSVP, click here.

Look forward to seeing all of our #PantherFamily soon!

–Matt Newhouse

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