Holy Cross football announces 2019 game day enhancements

Holy Cross Athletics   09-04-2019

With the 2019 Holy Cross football season underway, Holy Cross Athletics is pleased to announce several additions and improvements for an enhanced football game day experience. Check out the upgrades to the Fitton Field atmosphere for yourself this Saturday, when the Crusaders take on UNH in the home opener at 1 p.m.!

Cross Walk: New this year, cheer on your Crusaders as they gear up for kickoff! Joined by the Goodtime Marching Band and Holy Cross cheerleading team, the Crusaders will arrive on Fitton Ave. and enter the Premier Lot through the right field gate at approximately 11:15 a.m. Fans of all ages are encouraged to line the warning track and greet the Crusaders as they prepare for victory!

To check out the route, click here. 

Crusader Concert Series: Throughout the season, local artists and DJs will perform in the tailgating area at Freshman Field. Holy Cross Battle of the Bands winner SCONE will kick off the concert series on Sept. 7 beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Food Trucks: Enjoy a bite without the hassle! Local food trucks will be on hand throughout the season in the tailgating area at Freshman Field, beginning at 10 a.m. on game day. Pangea Cuisines and Juniper Farms Ice Cream will be at the Sept. 7 season opener.

Stroller Parking: Take advantage of a designated area of the stadium to leave strollers, conveniently located right inside Gate A. Parking will be at your own risk.

Crusader Kids Zone: The Crusader Kids Zone, free for all children attending the game, will continue to be located behind the baseball scoreboard in 2019, featuring inflatables, interactives and more fun activities for children on game day. The Crusader Kids Zone opens three hours prior to kickoff and will remain open for the duration of the game.

DJ: New for the 2019 season, Holy Cross Athletics is excited to welcome DJtheDeeJay, in complement with the Good Time Marching Band, to deliver the sounds of the game for all five home games, entertaining the Holy Cross faithful with pregame and in-game music.

Concessions: Along with traditional concession items such as hot dogs, chicken tenders, burgers, sandwiches and popcorn, Holy Cross will be adding three new or updated concession locations, along with several new menu options during the 2019 season, including:

  • Nacho fries
  • Chili cheese fries
  • Chili
  • Jumbo soft pretzel
  • Fried dough and fried Oreos (located between Sections 2 & 3)
  • Warm apple crisp with whipped cream and caramel

Enjoy three concession locations on the home side of Fitton Field, including the main concession area inside Gate A, a dessert cart located between Sections 2 & 3 and a relocated concessions stand between Sections 4 & 5. On the visitors’ side, fans can grab a sweet snack between Sections 27 & 28.

For a complete list of menu items, click here.

Holy Cross Athletics is pleased to announce two new premium areas available to purchase for pregame tailgating in 2019.

Groups of 10 or more can reserve their space for an all-you-can-eat buffet located in the hospitality tent in left field at Hanover Insurance Park. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and ice cream, along with all-you-can-drink soda and bottled water. Beer and wine are also available for purchase.

Groups of 15 or more can reserve an exclusive VIP pregame dining experience located on the first-base concourse at Hanover Insurance Park, with a menu featuring lobster, steak, chicken, clam chowder and more. Beer and wine are also available for purchase.

For more information on booking a group hospitality package, please contact Renee Ricciuti at rricciut@holycross.edu or by phone at 508-793-3427.

In addition to the introduction of reserved cushioned seating at Fitton Field for the 2019 season, Holy Cross Athletics has made changes to its single-game ticket pricing. Get the best deal by purchasing your tickets in advance!

Advanced Sales Adult (13+)   Youth (3-12)/
Senior (65+)   
Day-of-Game Sales   Adult    Youth/Senior   
Reserved Cushion $25 $20 Reserved Cushion $30 $25
Reserved Bleacher  $20 $15 Reserved Bleacher $25 $20
GA Bleacher  $15 $12 GA Bleacher $20 $15

Fans ages 2 and under receive free admission to Holy Cross sporting events.

Introducing new, easy access entry from Freshman Field! New in 2019, fans parking on Freshman Field can more easily access Fitton Field through a relocated Gate D! Day-of-game tickets can be purchased using cash, credit and debit at this ticket location, as well as at the main Fitton Field Ticket Office outside Gate A.

Ticket Office Hours: As of Sept. 1, the Holy Cross Ticket Office located inside the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On game day, Fitton Field ticket locations will open three hours prior to kickoff. Tickets are available for purchase 24/7 online at GoHolyCross.com/tickets.

For just $8 per ticket, groups of 10 or more can book unique and exciting game day experiences! Opportunities include performing the national anthem and being part of the tunnel team that welcomes your Crusaders to the field. Group experiences are ideal for school groups, clubs, choirs, youth teams or any group looking to make memories together. For more information on group experiences, visit GoHolyCross.com/groups.




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