Florida Tech Football Geared Up For Today’s Spring Game
By Florida Tech Athletic Communications // March 28, 2015
free and open to the public
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – As the grind of spring practice comes to an end, Florida Tech football will play its annual Spring Game today at 2 p.m. ET at Palm Bay High School’s Pirate Stadium.
The intrasquad scrimmage is free and open to the public. All seating will be general admission.
With a few players experiencing the familiar injury bug this spring, head coach Steve Englehart and his staff have concocted a unique and interesting format for the game.
“Everything is looking good heading into the Spring Game,” said Englehart.
“We’re going to do something different this year. We’re not going to play it like a real game. That has to do with our depth at certain positions. We’re going to play offense versus defense and we’re going to give the defense a 28-point lead. The defense has to hold that lead and the offense has to go get it. We took the average of how many plays we get on offense every game and it came out to right around 85. We’re going to put 85 up on the scoreboard and they get that many plays to get 28 points or more.”
“If it gets down to the last play, it doesn’t matter if it’s first down it’s got to be a Hail Mary or some type of play like that. If we’re at 65 plays and they’re over 28 points we may call it at that point,” said Englehart.
The Panthers return seven of the nine players who were named All-Gulf South Conference last season. FIT completed its second season with a 6-5 record, including victories over then No. 12 Tarleton State and GSC opponents West Alabama, Shorter and Mississippi College.
Live video, audio and stats will be available for the scrimmage at FloridaTechSports.com/live
Jerry Durney and Paul Van Scott will provide commentary.
Shuttles will transport fans to Pirate Stadium on Saturday from the tailgating area south of the Harris Center for Science and Engineering and from the entrance of the parking garage east of the Panther Dining Hall starting at 1:30 p.m.
Shuttles will transport fans back to campus following the game.
Parking will also be available at Palm Bay High School. All parking for Saturday’s Spring Game is free.
Food and drinks will be available at the concession stand.
Fans will have an opportunity to tailgate for the Spring Game starting at 11 a.m. in the parking lots in front of the Harris Center for Science and Engineering on the FIT campus.
Tailgating is not permitted in the parking lots at Palm Bay High School.
Season ticket holders from the Panthers’ 2014 season have their first opportunity to renew their seats for the 2015 season at the Spring Game. Season ticket renewals will be accepted at a tent adjacent to the field and across from the concession stand.
After the Spring Game, fans may renew their season tickets starting on Monday, March 30 through Friday, May 1 by contacting the Florida Tech Ticket Office at 321-674-6228.
Last year’s season ticket holders will also receive a season ticket renewal form in the mail as well as an email with the ability to renew online.
Fans who were not season ticket holders in 2014 will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets for the 2015 campaign at the spring game.
The season ticket prices for the 2015 season are $70 for adults and $45 for FIT employees with ID, seniors ages 65 and above, and children ages 5-16. For FIT employees, there is a maximum of two adult season tickets per order at the discounted rate of $45.
For additional information on ticketing at any Panther athletic event, please contact the Florida Tech Ticket Office at 321-674-6228.