Nov. 5, 2005
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University Director of Marketing and Promotions Isaiah Childers is braving the elements and calling on Herd fans to buy their tickets now for Tuesday night's Conference USA football clash between Southern Miss and Marshall. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards Stadium and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.
"I am going to be camping out on the roof of the stadium until our fans mobilize," Childers said. "We have a key battle with Southern Miss on Tuesday night and the Herd needs all of our fans from near and far to fill the stadium and give our team a boisterous and loud 12th man. I am not coming down until our fans get me down from here."
Childers will ascend to the top of the stadium pressbox on Saturday evening and he will not come down until 7,500 additional tickets have been sold for Tuesday's game.
Childers is encouraging Herd fans everywhere to take advantage of the Marshall ticket office's extended hours this weekend. The ticket office, located in the main lobby of the Henderson Center on 3rd Ave., will be open on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Monday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. In addition to this, the stadium Gate A box office will be open from Noon until 6 p.m. on Monday and from Noon until game time on Tuesday. Fans can order tickets on-line at www.Herdzone.com or by calling 1-800-THE-HERD.
"I am challenging all Herd fans to take advantage of our promotions for this game and come out in full force and show the nation that we have one of the best home field advantages in all of college football," Childers said.
The first 10,000 fans at the game will receive Cheerstix compliments of West Virginia Chrysler Jeep Dealers and Empire Metal Recycling, and Rally Towels compliments of ESPN and Adelphia.
The Thundering Herd is also running a "Church Night" promotion. Groups or individuals affiliated with local churches are eligible to purchase endzone seats for only $10. For more information or to purchase "Church Night" tickets contact the Marshall ticket office at 1-800-THE-HERD.