Port City Classic Football Game Tickets, Hotel Rooms Still Available

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Tickets and hotel rooms are still available for the 2012 Port City Classic featuring Grambling State University Tigers against the Alcorn State University Braves, Saturday, Sept. 1. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La.

Port City Classic set for Sat., Sept. 1, 2012

Port City Classic weekend will feature a host of events and activities, including a GSU Tailgate Party with Shreveport’s R&B favorite Windstorm as the headliner.

Tickets and hotel rooms are still available for the 2012 Port City Classic featuring Grambling State University Tigers against the Alcorn State University Braves, Saturday, Sept. 1. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for Aug. 31- Sept. 1 at Holiday Inn-West, 5555, Financial Plaza in Shreveport. Rates are $89 per night for single and double beds and $109 per night for a limited number of suites with the code: Grambling Alumni/GSA. Rates apply based on room availability. Call (800) 465-4329 or (318) 688-3000 for reservations.

Since the inception of the Port City Classic in 2010, the Grambling Tiger football team has continued to wow crowds and bring the tradition of playing regular season football games back to Shreveport. The Tigers have a history of playing in Shreveport dating back to the 1940s.

The Tigers-Braves rivalry also dates back to the 1940s. The Tigers won the first game played against the Braves in Shreveport by the score of 13-10 under legendary head coach Eddie Robinson in 1981. Grambling has played Alcorn in Shreveport more than any other team and currently leads the series against the Braves with a 7-4 record.

Port City Classic weekend will feature a host of events and activities, including a GSU Tailgate Party with Shreveport’s R&B favorite Windstorm as the headliner. The party is noon to 5 p.m. outside the AG building on the state fairgrounds. Admission is $7 or free with your game ticket. The concert is free.

General admission tickets are $15, reserved seating is $20 and club level tickets are $125.General admission tickets can be purchased at Super 1 Foods and Brookshire’s grocery stores in Shreveport.

Additionally, tickets are available at all branches of Shreveport Federal Credit Union (Shreveport, Grambling and Bastrop), Independence Bowl offices, the State Fair of Louisiana or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com. The ticket offices of Grambling and Alcorn State also have tickets available. Call the GSU ticket office at (318) 274-2625 for information on tickets or group sales.
Visit http://www.portcityclassic.org to learn more about the game. To purchase your tickets go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/Port-City-Classic-tickets/artist/1715533.

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