ELON, N.C. – Elon Athletics today announced kickoff times and attendance policies for the fall 2021 football season.
Head Coach Tony Trisciani returns for his third year leading the maroon and gold in 2021. He has 20 starters set to return from the spring season, including all 11 on offense.
“Everyone in our program is excited for the 2021 fall football season and the opportunity to have our loyal fans back in the stadium for our five home games,” Trisciani said. “We have a talented nucleus returning, and we want to use the experiences from our abbreviated spring campaign to push the program forward this fall.”
All Elon home games for the 2021 season will kick-off at 2:00 p.m. inside Rhodes Stadium.
Elon will not leave the state of North Carolina until October as the Phoenix opens the fall season at home Sept. 4 in non-conference action against Wofford. Elon then heads to Buies Creek, N.C., to face Campbell a week later at 6:00 p.m. and will close non-conference play at FBS Appalachian State on Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m.
The Phoenix closes out September by opening conference play, hosting William & Mary for Family Weekend on Sept. 25. After games at Richmond (Oct. 2, 2:00 p.m.) and at Maine (Oct. 9, 12:00 p.m.), Elon has a bye week before hosting New Hampshire on Oct. 23. A game at James Madison follows at 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 30 before the Phoenix hosts Villanova on Nov. 6 for Homecoming Weekend. Elon then plays at Towson on Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m. before closing out the season at home on Nov. 20 against Rhode Island.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Elon will maintain numerous health and safety protocols during the 2021 football season to make attendance safe for patrons. Fans at Rhodes Stadium will enter via a digital/touchless ticketing process and safety protocols will include structured line spacing, enhanced cleaning, sanitation stations throughout the stadium and the reopening of Phoenix Hill to allow for greater spectator spacing.
All guests must adhere to the appropriate masking requirements specific to their vaccination status at the time of the game. More information will be shared in the weekly game day guidelines this fall.
Elon Football season tickets will go on sale Monday, June 21. Season ticket holders from the 2019 season will be able to hold their seats for the upcoming fall campaign. More information will be made available over the next two weeks on ElonPhoenix.com.
ELON FOOTBALL 2021 FALL SEASON KICKOFF TIMES
Sept. 4 vs. Wofford, 2:00 p.m.
Sept. 11 at Campbell, 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 18 at Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 vs. William & Mary, 2:00 p.m. (FAMILY WEEKEND)
Oct. 2 at Richmond, 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 9 at Maine, 12:00 p.m.
Oct. 23 vs. New Hampshire, 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 30 at James Madison, 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 6 vs. Villanova, 2:00 p.m. (HOMECOMING)
Nov. 13 at Towson, 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 20 vs. Rhode Island, 2:00 p.m.