Homecoming Game ticket and seating information

The crowd cheers after an interception.
Photo by Larry Newman

Tickets to Chapman's Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. are available to purchase online and will be available on the day of the game at Ernie Chapman Stadium unless the game is sold out prior to Saturday. Please be aware that a ticket guarantees entrance to the game but does not guarantee a seat in the stadium. All fans must secure a wristband to guarantee a seat in Ernie Chapman Stadium or in the Keck Center stands at no extra cost.

Please refer to the following FAQ with any questions:

How much are tickets and where can I buy them?

A: Football tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Purchase tickets in advance, or at the stadium prior to the game until they are sold out. The Ernie Chapman Stadium box office opens two hours prior to kickoff at 5 p.m.

Am I guaranteed a seat?

You ARE guaranteed entry into the game but NOT a seat. All tickets are general admission and you MUST secure a wristband at no extra cost in order to guarantee a seat. Wristbands will be required for entry into the stadium on both sides of the field. Entrance to the Keck Center stands (visitor's side) will require a different color wristband than the Chapman Stadium (home side). A standing room only fan zone is available on the field in the North end zone and does NOT require a wristband for entry. A ticket must still be purchased for entrance to the fan zone.

How do I get a wristband?

Wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis along Gray Victory Way on the south side of the stadium (for seating in Chapman Stadium behind the Chapman bench) as well as the Keck Center entrance along Center St. (for seating in the Keck Center stands behind the Occidental bench). Fans can secure a wristband starting a 5 p.m. when the box office opens.

Do students need wristbands?

Yes. Students can get in the game for free with a Chapman ID but still need to obtain a wristband to get a seat in the stadium. Chapman Athletics has reserved a limited number of wristbands for Chapman students. These can be claimed at the entrance in McCardle Court on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any unclaimed wristbands at kickoff will be redistributed to general admission.

I'm an Occidental fan. Do I still need a wristband?

Yes. Occidental fans can pick up a wristband at the Keck Center entrance when entering the stadium. Please use the Keck Center entrance along Center St. for access to the stands behind the Occidental bench. The Keck Center stands will require a different color wristband than the Chapman Stadium side. 

Can I secure a wristband before Saturday?

No. All wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis when the box office opens at 5 p.m.

Do I need to stand in one line to get a ticket and one to get a wristband?

Yes. If you would like to sit in the stadium, you are encouraged to buy your ticket online. There will be one line to purchase a ticket and a separate line to secure a wristband.

What happens if I don't get a wristband?

You are still guaranteed entry into the game. The Panthers' fan zone will be standing room only and set up behind the north end zone. You do NOT need a wristband to gain entry into the fan zone on the field and can enter at any time after the stadium opens at 5 p.m.. Entry to the fan zone will be through McCardle Court on the north end of the stadium (along Walnut St.).

I don't want to stand behind the end zone. Are there any alternate options?

Yes. The Panther Plaza will be open on the South end of the stadium between Argyros Forum and the Leatherby Library. The game will be live streamed on the brand new Wilsontron to take in the game in a more casual atmosphere. Alumni are also welcome to the Panther Pub Party on the third floor of the Keck Center. Mingle with fellow alumni while watching the game from one of the best seats in the house. For more information, visit the Homecoming website.