Pitt Football announces home game promotions for 2022
05/25/2022 10:00:00 am
PITTSBURGHPitt Football 2022 home game schedule promotional dates and themes have been announced for the Panthers’ seven home North Shore competitions this fall.
Pitt is bringing back several All-ACC players from last year’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championship roster and could be poised for another title run as head coach Beat narduzziis the eighth season.
The 2022 home roster includes two of college football’s most enticing non-conference matchups — West Virginia and Tennessee — as well as an ACC schedule featuring challenging games against Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Syracuse and Duke. Narduzzi will also face his alma mater, Rhode Island, in the first meeting between the Rams and the Panthers in football.
Here are the promotional dates for the Panthers’ highly anticipated 2022 football season:
Thursday, September 1: Pitt vs. West Virginia
That Brawl in the backyard is back on the schedule for the Panthers and Mountaineers after an 11-year absence, with one of college football’s great rivalries set to open the season on Thursday, September 1 before a huge crowd at the game and millions of viewers of ESPN’s Week 1 Showcase Opener .
The 105th all-time game between Pitt and West Virginia in football will begin prime time under the lights as the first backyard brawl since 1996 to open a season for the historic opponents. As is traditional, Labor Day weekend also marks the return of the year Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest outside the stadium during the first weekend of September.
Saturday, September 10: Pitt vs. Tennessee
The Panthers welcome a Southeastern Conference opponent to Pittsburgh for the first time ever, while the Tennessee Volunteers head north for the second time Johnny Majors classic a two-game home-and-home agreement between the two programs forever linked by the legendary coach.
Pitt won an exciting game at Knoxville last season and will once again be hoping to turn a Tennessee slant into a first-class non-conference win on national TV. Fans attending the game can expect to see a list of prominent Pitt greats who have played in his two stints as the program’s head coach for Majors, while the Majors family will also be honored when Pitt and Tennessee come together to celebrate the to pay tribute to the historical football figure who made history at both schools during his impressive career as a player and coach.
The game is too education daywith educators receiving discounted tickets and more.
Saturday, September 24: Pitt vs. Rhode Island
Pitt completes his 2022 non-conference list as the Panthers host Rhode Island for their first matchup against the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team in late September.
Narduzzi’s meeting with his alma mater, where he played as a linebacker from 1987-1989, will be the headline lead into the game, which is the case family weekend as relatives of Pitt students are encouraged to participate.
Saturday, October 1: Pitt vs. Georgia Tech
The 2021 ACC champions will officially begin defending their title in 2022 when Georgia Tech makes its first trip to Pittsburgh since 2018 to start the month of October.
Pitt fans are encouraged to do so Rock the king and wear blue for the showdown with the Yellow Jackets as the Panthers seek a fifth straight win over Georgia Tech’s Ramblin’ Wreck.
The first Saturday in October will be band day and First Responders Day at Heinz Field, with local marching bands invited to the game, while emergency personnel can purchase discounted tickets.
Saturday, October 8: Pitt vs. Virginia Tech
That 2022 University of Pittsburgh homecoming is scheduled for Oct. 8 when the Panthers renew ties with Virginia Tech in an ever-important contest in the ACC’s Coastal Division.
This year’s homecoming, one of the most anticipated dates on the college calendar, wraps up a stretch of five home games in six weeks and could prove pivotal in Pitt’s quest for another ACC title.
The matchup with the Hokies is too Healthcare Day as local medics can obtain discounted seating through the Pitt ticket office.
Saturday, November 5: Pitt vs. Syracuse
After nearly a month away from home, Pitt opens November with another showdown against Syracuse, a team the Panthers have played in football every season since 1955.
The game between the long-time eastern rivals will serve as Military Appreciation Day in the run up to Veteran’s Day as Pitt honors those who are currently serving with discounted tickets and special game day experiences for them and their families.
The competition with the orange will also be spirit day and youth sports day. Local students can attend a pregame clinic hosted by Pitt’s College Cheer and Spirit team, along with a discounted ticket to the game, while local youth teams and organizations can get discounted tickets with the option of field access can be purchased before the game.
Saturday, November 19: Pitt vs. Duke
The final home game of Pitt’s football season will be over again Seniors Daywith the Panthers to honor a championship-winning group before the game against Duke.
Pitt has risen to the Senior Day stage in recent years and has created some incredible moments, most notably upsetting undefeated Miami in 2017, beating Virginia Tech in 2020 and winning the Coastal against Virginia in 2021 in front of an emotional home crowd.
Panther Club Appreciation Day also takes place in the home final. In recognition of their support, Panther Club members receive exclusive opportunities for ticket discounts, merchandise discounts, and other great prizes. For more information, please contact the Panther Club offices at 412-648-8889 or email [email protected]
Pitt Football Season Passes are currently available on PittsburghPanthers.com and start at just $180. Information on single game tickets and mini-packages will be announced shortly.
Contact the Panthers Ticket Office today at 1-800-643-7488 or email [email protected] to learn more about the various ticket options available to see the Panthers this fall can cheer.
Pitt fans interested in tickets for the 2022 football season can also fill out a ticket interest form here.
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