VIDEO: FIT’s Coach Englehart Raves About New Facilities

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inaugural football season kicks off sept. 7

ABOVE VIDEO: Florida Tech’s head football coach Steve Englehart talks about what the new locker room and training facility means to the program. Florida Tech finalized its inaugural football schedule by adding a sixth home game on Nov. 16 against Webber International at Palm Bay High School’s Pirate Stadium. The game will mark FIT’s last of the regular season.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech’s football team will exit the tunnel of Pirate Stadium at Palm Bay High School to square off with Stetson University in the Panthers’ inaugural game.

The Panthers will play six home games in their inaugural season this fall at Palm Bay High School's Pirate Stadium. (Amanda Stratford image)

The Panthers will play six home games in their inaugural season this fall at Palm Bay High School’s Pirate Stadium. (Amanda Stratford image)

The Panthers with begin the historic journey as the newest NCAA Division II football program as a Gulf South Conference football-only member.

On September 7, college football arrives in Brevard County and on the Space Coast.

“Our players, coaches and staff are waiting with great anticipation for Sept. 7” head coach Steve Englehart said.

No doubt Panther fans are waiting with the same anticipation as the three-year wait for an official college game has now been whittled down to just 14 weeks and two days.

The Panthers open the season at Pirate Stadium against Stetson, who will be playing its second game since 1956.

GAME ON SEPT. 19 WILL BE ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

The game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Two weeks later, after a road contest against Newberry on Sept. 19, FIT will host West Alabama to open its Gulf South Conference slate in a nationally televised game on CBS Sports Network.

“Our players, coaches and staff are waiting with great anticipation for Sept. 7” head coach Steve Englehart said.

The game is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Florida Tech will play six games at Pirate Stadium over the course of the season.

Five road contests will be intertwined in the 11-game schedule. Season tickets are available for the Panthers’ inaugural 2013 season at $65 for adults, $40 for seniors ages 65 and above and children ages 5-16. As of April 14, season tickets are available only between the 30 and 40-yard lines on Florida Tech’s side of the stands at Pirate Stadium. All premium seating is reserved.

To purchase season tickets for all six of FIT’s home games, visit FloridaTechSports.com, call 321-674-8032 or stop by the athletic offices at the Clemente Center Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2013 SCHEDULE AND PURCHASE TICKETS


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