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Redhawk's Football More than Just the Game


Photo courtesy of SEMOFall is in the air, that means changing leaves, Halloween, and of course the start of football season. Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks will take the field with six home games this year, and Southeast wants to bring bring the community together for fun and excitement at each one. It’s not just about watching the game, it’s the fun times and camaraderie that come with the sport.

Nate Saverino, Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs, says that Southeast works hard to make their games a community event, and not just for football-lovers. Parking for the stadium is free, and they encourage tailgating parties all day, “The tailgating and fun with family and friends is one of the best parts about college football season,” Saverino says. There is also a hospitality tent in front of the stadium with free food and drinks for Redhawk Members, and every game includes live music and free inflatables for kids to enjoy.

One of the new traditions for game day is the Redhawk Walk. Two hours before kickoff the marching band and spirit squad leads the football team down Bellevue Street on their way to the locker room. Patrons can cheer on the players and enjoy the marching tunes. Saverino says it’s a great way to get pumped up and support the players.

One of the best reasons to make a day with Redhawks football is the price. Single game tickets are only $10, and children 14 and Photo courtesy of SEMOunder are $5. “We’ve made an effort to keep SEMO football games affordable for families. Season tickets start as low as $40 for all six games – that’s less expensive than one game at Mizzou.”

Saverino says there’s a lot more to a game day than just the game itself, everyone is welcomed to make it a full day of fun by getting friends and family together for a tailgate party, enjoy downtown, and show off your community pride.

“The Redhawks are our region’s team . . . they represent Cape Girardeau and all of Southeast Missouri every time they’re out on the field,” Saverino said, “The best way our community can support them is to come to the games and cheer them on from the stands.”

The first game is September 12 with five more home games through November. Don’t miss the famous Homecoming parade October 17 at 9 a.m. Buy tickets here, or learn more about Redhawks athletics on their website.

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