La Tech vs. Grambling State: FOOTBALL ties community together

In Tonya Oaks Smith by Lola Magazine

Louisiana Tech & Grambling are scheduled to face off Sept. 7 at Joe Aillet Stadium in what will be the first ever meeting in Lincoln Parish for the two programs. The Bulldogs and Tigers have met once on the gridiron in the all-time series with Tech defeating Grambling, 20-6, to open the 2010 season at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.

“We are excited to be involved in what will be only the second meeting between Louisiana Tech and Grambling and the first time in Lincoln Parish,” Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz said. “I have great respect for Coach Fobbs and the history of the Grambling program. This is a great event for bringing the two communities together and I am looking forward to these two programs gathering in the name of sportsmanship and community. We are anticipating a hard-fought, well-respected football game.”

Although fans will have to wait until September for kickoff, the two teams have already come together in support of their shared community. On June 4, the Bulldogs and Tigers gathered for a community service project to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of North Central Louisiana and MedCamps. Throughout the day, team members from both Grambling and Louisiana Tech united to serve Lincoln Parish and the community.

On June 5, the schools and community joined again for a kickoff luncheon at the Ruston Civic Center.  Proceeds from the event, sponsored by Origin Bank, benefited the Boys & Girls Club and MedCamps.

“We are excited to share this opportunity with Louisiana Tech and the community in Lincoln Parish,” Grambling head coach Broderick Fobbs said. “While we look forward to our football game on Sept. 7, we also wanted to share this outstanding community service engagement to help those at the Boys and Girls Club, as well as MedCamps.”

Ticket sales for the matchup will begin at 9 a.m. on June 3 at $10 in specific sections of Joe Aillet Stadium and gradually increase throughout each month this summer leading up to the game on Sept. 7.

For the month of June, fans can purchase $10 tickets to the contest for seats in sections II (West Side) and KK (East Side). Beginning July 1 and running through the end of the month, tickets will increase to $15 for sections I, II (West) and sections LL, QQ, RR (East).

In the final month leading up to the Lincoln Parish matchup, tickets will go on sale for $20 for sections HH, BB (West) and sections MM, NN, PP (East).

There will be regular-priced tickets available to purchase for all remaining seats the final week before the Sept. 7 kickoff between the Bulldogs and Tigers.

Fans can purchase the single-game tickets online at LATechSports.com/Tickets or by calling the Louisiana Tech Ticket Office at 318.257.3631 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets will also be sold in person at the Ticket Office, which is located in the Thomas Assembly Center.