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Jackets Return to Primetime for ACC Finale vs. Syracuse

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech football’s 2023 Atlantic Coast Conference finale versus Syracuse on Saturday, Nov. 18 will kick off at 8 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field and be televised nationally on ACC Network, the ACC and its television partners announced on Monday.

Like for its thrilling 46-42 win over No. 17 North Carolina on Oct. 28, the selection of Georgia Tech to host ACCN’s primetime game will also include live ACCN programming from Georgia Tech’s campus all weekend, including “ACC PM” on Friday afternoon and “ACC Huddle” throughout the day on Saturday. Click HERE to see all of the Yellow Jackets coverage from ACCN’s last visit to Georgia Tech’s campus.

VIDEO: Brent Key and Haynes King on ACC Huddle - post-North Carolina

Tickets are available for the Yellow Jackets’ two remaining home games versus Syracuse (Nov. 18) and archrival Georgia (Nov. 25). Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

YUNG GRAVY TO PERFORM AT HELLUVA BLOCK PARTY

Tech athletics also announced on Monday that multiplatinum rapper, songwriter and actor Yung Gravy will be the featured performer at Helluva Block Party Driven by Hyundai prior to the Yellow Jackets’ showdown with Syracuse on Nov. 18.

Yung Gravy, who owns three platinum and five gold records, will take the stage on North Avenue right in front of Tech Tower Lawn immediately following Yellow Jacket Alley, Georgia Tech football team’s gameday arrival at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field. Yellow Jacket Alley will begin at 5:30 p.m., two-and-a-half hours prior to the 8 p.m. kickoff between the Jackets and Orange.

Pregame concerts are FREE as part of Helluva Block Party Driven by Hyundai, which has transformed the Georgia Tech football pregame experience by bringing the excitement and pageantry of Tech football to one of the most visible and vibrant areas of campus and the city of Atlanta – North Avenue. A three-block stretch of North Avenue – from Techwood Drive/Centennial Olympic Park Drive to Tech Parkway/Luckie Street – is temporarily closed to traffic on gamedays to accommodate the activities.

Surrounded by some of Georgia Tech’s most iconic locations, including the south entrances to Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field and Tech Tower Lawn, the Nov. 18 timeline for Helluva Block Party includes:

7 A.M.

All on-campus parking areas open.

2 P.M. (6 HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF)

North Avenue closes to traffic from Techwood Drive/Centennial Olympic Park Drive to Tech Parkway/Luckie Street and setup for HBP begins.

2-3 P.M. (5-6 HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF)

Access to parking areas along North Avenue will be restricted for approximately one hour due to HBP setup.

4 P.M. (4 HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF)

Tailgating at Helluva Block Party begins! Tailgating options include:

  • Full-service, turnkey tailgate packages on Tech Tower Lawn and in premium spaces along Yellow Jacket Alley, available for purchase through REVELxp. For more information and to purchase a turnkey tailgate package online, visit com/Georgia-Tech.
  • A wide variety of food vendors that feature some of the best food and beverage that Atlanta has to offer, including Coca-Cola products and Helluvienna Lager and Ale of an Engineer from New Realm Brewing Co.

Tailgating activities feature fun for the whole family that was previously part of Wreckfest on Callaway Plaza, including interactive games and activities for fans of all ages. As part of the ACC Network’s primetime coverage of Georgia Tech-Syracuse, the ACC Huddle Tailgate will also be set up on Tech Tower Lawn, with live ACC Network gameday programming, interactive games, giveaways and more.

5:30 P.M. (2 ½ HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF)

The Yellow Jackets’ arrival to Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field – Yellow Jacket Alley – has a new home as a centerpiece of Helluva Block Party. Fans are encouraged to line the way along North Avenue between Cherry Street and Bobby Dodd Stadium’s Gate 1 to give the Jackets a raucous reception as they enter the stadium. The team’s buses arrive at the corner of North Avenue and Cherry Street and the team proceeds east on North Avenue before entering the stadium at Gate 1.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING YELLOW JACKET ALLEY

As soon as the Jackets are inside the stadium, the attention turns to the Helluva Block Party stage for the pregame concert. On Nov. 18, Yung Gravy will entertain and energize fans before turning it over to Georgia Tech Marching Band for their traditional pregame show.

7:30 P.M. (30 MINUTES PRIOR TO KICKOFF)

Helluva Block Party shuts down to allow fans to be in their seats for Georgia Tech’s electrifying pregame activities and toe meets leather!

North Avenue reopens for postgame traffic beginning at the start of the third quarter.

Helluva Block Party is FREE to all fans attending the game. For more information, visit ramblinwreck.com/hbp, and for answers to frequently asked questions, visit ramblinwreck.com/hbp-faqs.

ABOUT YUNG GRAVY

Yung Gravy is a multiplatinum rapper, songwriter and actor who has earned three RIAA-certified platinum records and five RIAA-certified gold records since 2016. With a musical style that is a blend of modern trap music with vintage themes inspired by soul and oldies of the 1950s and ‘60s and soul and funk music of the 1970s and ‘80s, he has completed 10 international tours.

No stranger to the sports world, Yung Gravy is commemorated on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2020 Stanley Cup championship rings with the title of his track, “ Gravy Train,” inscribed on the rings in recognition of it being played following the team’s victories during the 2020 season. He also performed prior to the Minnesota Vikings-New England Patriots Thanksgiving Day game in 2022 and the 2023 X Games.

He has also been a featured performer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show.

Alexander-Tharpe Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.

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