The Kent State University Golden Flashes football team has one of the most vigorous followings in the Midwest. The Golden Flashes play in the Mid-American Conference against great competition from the Midwest and Northeast. Kent State first fielded a football team in 1920 and have won over 315 games since then. The Golden Flashes have also won the 1972 MAC Championship and have played in 2 bowl games. Kent State has developed an unprecedented number of the most iconic names in college football, including, Nick Saban, Gary Pinkel, Lou Holtz, Josh Cribbs, Julian Edelman, James Harrison, Brian Winters, Antonio Gates, and Eric Wilkerson. In recent years the Golden Flashes have seen a resurgence in success, including a MAC West title in 2012. This success has reignited the fan base and made game days at Dix Stadium electric. It is one of the best times in history to be a Kent State football fan as the Golden Flashes look to build on recent success and turn it into another MAC title. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Kent State Golden Flashes football tickets.
Kent State Golden Flashes Football Dix Stadium Address: 2213 Summit Road Kent, Ohio, 44242
The Kent State University Golden Flashes football team plays their home games at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. Dix Stadium has been home to the Golden Flashes since 1969 and can hold over 25,000 fans. Over the years Kent State has played particularly well at home and Dix Stadium has been a tough place for MAC opponents to come out of with a victory. Two hours before game time, fans, students, and cheerleaders assemble outside of the team bus to welcome the Golden Flashes to the stadium and cheer them on to victory in the Flash Walk. The Kent State Golden Flashes home bench is on the Dix Stadium sideline with sections 1-7. Dix Stadium parking information is covered in our Golden Flashes event guide.
Kent State vs. Akron
Known as the Battle for the Wagon Wheel, these two Northeast Ohio neighbors have one of the toughest rivalries in the Midwest. The rivalry originated in 1923 and has been played over 50 times since. The schools are separated by only about 15 miles, and compete for players, students, MAC West and Conference titles. It is not often that two programs the caliber of Kent State and Akron are located so close to each other that fans from both sides are able travel in force to away games.
Kent State vs. Bowling Green
In a region known for decades old rivalries, this relatively new matchup has been one of the better games to come out in the last 3 decades. The two schools compete for the Anniversary Award Trophy that was created in 1985 and now play as conference and divisional rivals in the MAC West. Two of the storied programs in the State of Ohio, this matchup has continued to grow in prominence over the years and promises to be one of the best the MAC over the next decade.
Kent State Golden Flashes Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Kent State Golden Flashes tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Kent State Golden Flashes football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Kent State tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MAC opponents like Ball State, Bowling Green, and Northern Illinois can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Kent State tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Kent State Golden Flashes football schedule?
The Golden Flashes 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MAC. Kent State plays in the MAC West Division, which means games against Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Miami (Ohio), and Ohio. Game times are announced by the MAC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Kent State’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Akron in the Battle for the Wagon Wheel. If you are looking for Golden Flashes news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Kent State Golden Flashes team roster.
Can I buy Kent State Golden Flashes football season tickets?
Kent State Golden Flashes season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Kent State football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Dix Stadium.
What is the best Kent State rivalry game during the season?
Kent State has a few great rivalries in the Midwest, but none are as good as the Battle for the Wagon Wheel. Kent State and Akron have played each other over 50 times and with each matchup the stakes get raised. This all-Ohio showdown is one of the very best rivalries in both the MAC and the Midwest.
What is the best game day tradition at a Golden Flashes home game?
A new tradition that has built on to an existing tradition at Kent State home games happens at the Flash Walk before the game. Starting in the 2013 football season, the head football coach and sometimes a player or two takes time to speak to the crowd of Golden Flash fans assembled to welcome the team to the stadium. This tradition fires up what was already a passionate event and is a must experience for Kent State fans.