The 2019 Duke Football home schedule kicks off on Saturday, September 7th at 6:00 PM vs. North Carolina A&T. To help all guests prepare for the upcoming season and #KnowBeforeYouGo, we want to highlight the following operational information:
· Download the New GoDuke App!
· New Opening Time for Blue Devil Tower
· Accessibility Services
· Parking & Traffic Updates
· Stadium No Bag Policy & Game Day Security
· Digital Ticketing
· Stadium Wi-Fi
· NCAA Football Rule Changes for 2019
For full information on Duke Football game days, detailed information and maps highlighting accessibility accommodations, stadium guest services and amenities, our award-winning Zero Waste Game Day initiatives, and more – review the full 2019 Duke Football A-Z Game Day Guide. Please continue to check www.goduke.com for features, updates, and game day information.
Please follow Duke Game Operations on Twitter (@Duke_GAMEDAY) for live updates on operational, parking, and traffic information.
Download the ALL NEW GoDuke App - Download the all new GoDuke app to take advantage of several new items for game day. First, check out the official game day digital program and find out all you need to know about the matchup. Next, be sure you are ready for the Coca Cola Digital Football toss game in the second quarter. Compete against everyone in the stadium and win great prizes. Finally, Duke wants to know how your experience was at the game. Be sure to fill out the post-game survey so we can continue to enhance your experience. All of these items and more will be available on game days exclusively in the all-new GoDuke app. Download it today.
Blue Devil Tower will open to premium seating guests (90) minutes prior to kick-off. Guests can enter Blue Devil Tower directly from Finch-Yeager Bridge on Frank Bassett Drive or from the stadium concourse after entering at any stadium gate. Stadium Gates will open (90) minutes prior to kick-off.
Accessibility Services – For additional information on all stadium accessibility accommodations and services, please review the full 2019 Duke Football A-Z Game Day Guide or reach out to our disabilities coordinators at 919-668-1282.
· “DUACCESS” Text Messaging Service – To request accessibility assistance on game day – assistive shuttles, wheelchair assistance, assistive listening devices, etc. – guests can text “DUACCESS” to 69050 with the request and location beginning three (3) hours prior to kick-off. (Example: “DUACCESS Wheelchair needed at Section 27”). Duke NROTC Guest Services staff are monitoring messages and will reply with an update on requested services as quickly as possible. Standard messaging and data rates may apply.
· Designated Accessible Assistance Shuttle Pick-Up Points - In the designated Iron Duke and General Public Accessible Parking Lots in the Blue Zone and outside the stadium gates, designated pick-up points for the accessible vans are now available. Look for the bright orange tents in the Blue Zone (B-2, B-3, B-4, B-6, B-7 Lots) and outside the Wilson Gate (east concourse), at the Whitford Drive circle (Bostock Gate, Tribull Plaza & north concourse), and at the Grounds Lot bus stop (Powers Gate, Blue Devil Tower, west concourse). Each pick-up point will provide seating and informational signage with the location for DUACCESS text requests.
To request an accessible van to a designated pick-up point or for assistance from another game day parking lot, text “DUACCESS” to 69050 with request, location, and number of guests. (Example: “DUACCESS Van, B-2 Lot, 4 Guests”). Guests can also speak to the parking lot attendant for assistance. Please note that vans run on-call and can take 15 minutes or more to arrive depending on game day traffic.
Game Day Parking & Traffic Information – For additional information on game day parking & traffic operations, please review the full 2019 Duke Football A-Z Game Day Guide and 2019 Pre-Game Parking & Traffic Map. Check www.goduke.com/gameday for parking & traffic alerts each game week.
· Online Sales for RV/OV Parking - RV/OV permits can be purchased online through Duke University Parking & Transportation Services at parking.duke.edu/visitor/athletic/football/rv-parking-permits. All purchases, including those at the lot entrance on game day, will occur online via this website. The cost for RV/OV Parking is $50.
· Rideshare/Taxi Services – have a designated drop-off/pick-up location at the Science Drive Visitors Lot on Science Drive located at 49 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708. The drop-off/pick-up point must be accessed off of NC 751/Cameron Blvd. due to game day traffic restrictions. Services attempting to drop-off/pick-up at other locations near the stadium will be denied access and directed to this location. There is no game day parking in this location – 20-minute drop-off/pick-up zone only.
Stadium No Bag Policy & Game Day Security – All guests are reminded that Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium has a NO BAG POLICY - bags or purses of any kind are NOT permitted to enter Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. Small wristlets/clutches (less than 5” x 8” x 1”) with or without a strap are permitted. Bag exceptions are permitted for medical & childcare needs and Duke Stores merchandise bags with receipt for game day purchase (all other prohibited items restrictions apply). For more information, please watch our informational video and review the Football Game Day Entry Screening Policy.
Digital Ticketing – Skip the General Will Call line on game day by taking advantage of digital ticketing options. Guests purchasing through the Duke Ticket Office can log into their account at www.goduke.com/tickets to print tickets at home and access ticket PDFs on a mobile device. All tickets will be scanned at the stadium gates for entry.
NCAA Football Rule Changes for 2019 – For additional information on rule changes approved by the NCAA for the 2017 football season, a brief outline is available from the NCAA here.
· Instant Replay Review of Targeting to Confirm or Overturn Calls – If the replay official cannot confirm targeting called on the field, the call will be overturned. There is no longer an option to let a targeting call “stand.”
· Progressive Penalty for Targeting – Student-athletes who commit three targeting fouls in the same season are subject to a one-game suspension.
· Overtime Format Changes When 5th OT is Reached – Starting in the 5th overtime period, teams will run alternating two-point plays, instead of starting another drive at the 25-yard-line.