The Georgia Southern University Eagles football team has been one of the most dominate football programs over the last 3 decades. The list of accomplishments by the Eagles is long and includes over 275 wins, and 10 conference championships. Even more impressive is the Eagles FCS postseason accomplishments. Georgia Southern posted a 41-10 all-time FCS postseason record and an unprecedented 6 FCS National Championships, all coming since 1985. The program dates back to 1924, but was suspended in 1941 and did not return until 1982. Upon returning, funding for the team was low and players wore plain uniforms and arrived to games on plain yellow buses. Instead of focusing on what they didn’t have, the players and fans focused on winning, and win they did. This no-nonsense mantra has followed the program ever since and has seen the Eagles rise to the FBS division, and the highest level of the sport. Game days at Paulson Stadium is something to behold and the energy and buzz from the fans is as good as anywhere in the country. Listening to “Hail Southern,” played again and again as the Eagles score is awe-inspiring, giving Georgia Southern one of the most exciting college football atmospheres in the country. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Georgia Southern Eagles football tickets.
Georgia Southern Eagles Football at Paulson Stadium Address: 207 Lanier Dr. Statesboro, Georgia, 30458
The Georgia Southern University Eagles football team plays their home games at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. Paulson Stadium has been home to the eagles since 1984, and can seat over 24,000 fans. The picturesque stadium was dubbed “The Prettiest Little Stadium in America,” by legendary coach Erk Russell, and is known to players and fans as “Our House.” Paulson Stadium has proven to be one of the most difficult places to play in the country, with the Eagles holding an over 80% winning percentage at home. Starting in 2011 the Georgia State football team has run out onto the field with the lead player carrying a solid black flag. The flag epitomizes the Eagles motto of “No Quarter Given, No Quarter Taken.” The flag has become one of the most feared symbols in college football. Paulson Stadium parking information is covered in our Eagles event guide.
Georgia Southern vs. Appalachian State
Traditionally a matchup of FCS titans, this has been the game to watch in the FCS division over the last 2 decades. Since 1985 the Eagles and Mountaineers have combined for 9 FCS National Championships and countless other conference championships and deep playoff runs. The rivalry really took off when the Eagles joined the Southern Conference, and has been played annually since 1993. Both schools are transitioning to the FBS division and the Sun Belt Conference, keeping this fantastic, hard-fought, battle of wills rivalry going well into the future.
Georgia Southern vs. Georgia State
One of the most highly anticipated rivalries in the South, this matchup has both sides chomping at the bit. The two programs have very different histories; the Eagles have been dominating the FCS division for decades, while the Panthers have only been playing football for a few years. But, starting in 2014, these two schools will be conference foes, battling to overcome the new kids on the block stigma. With major inner-state bragging rights on the line, look for this rivalry to explode onto the national scene.
Georgia Southern Eagles Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Georgia Southern Eagles tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Georgia Southern Eagles football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Georgia Southern tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee SBC opponents like Louisiana Monroe, Appalachian State, and Idaho 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 Georgia Southern tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Georgia Southern Eagles football schedule?
The Eagles 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the SBC. Georgia Southern plays in the Sun Belt Conference, which means games against Louisiana Lafayette, Georgia State, Troy, South Alabama, and Appalachian State. Game times are announced by Georgia Southern as soon as the TV schedule is set. Georgia Southern’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Appalachian State in the Georgia Southern-Appalachian State Rivalry. If you are looking for Eagles news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Georgia Southern Eagles team roster.
Can I buy Georgia Southern Eagles football season tickets?
Georgia Southern Eagles 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 Georgia Southern football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Paulson Stadium.
What is the best Georgia Southern rivalry game during the season?
For the last few decades the game with Appalachian State has been one of the most anticipated rivalries in the country. The two schools were dominating forces in the FCS division, each bringing home multiple national championships. When the Eagles joined the Southern Conference in the early 1990’s, this rivalry exploded as these titan programs clashed for conference and national supremacy. Now that the Eagles and the Mountaineers are transitioning to the FBS division and the Sun Belt Conference at the same time, look for this rivalry to continue to grow in competitiveness and prestige.
What is the best game day tradition at an Eagles home game?
Before kickoff, Georgia States’ mascot known as Freedom, a large male bald eagle, takes flight over Paulson Stadium. As Freedom circles the air over the stadium, Georgia Southern fans rise to their feet, and when he lands at midfield the crowd erupts with noise and passion. This tradition has evolved into one of the most anticipated and majestic in the country and seeing Freedom fly in person should be on the list of every Georgia Southern football fan.