BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Six games at Barker-Lane Stadium, including a Thursday night home season opener for the fourth straight season, highlight Campbell's 2017 football schedule.
The Camels' Thursday night season opener will be their fifth in six seasons, hosting Methodist on August 31. The Camels and Monarchs will be meeting for the first time since 2009.
Campbell will host Georgetown nine days later (September 9) before heading to future Big South rival Presbyterian in its only road nonconference game on September 16. The Hoyas will make the trip from Washington, D.C., meeting the Camels on the gridiron for the first time. Campbell will be taking on PC for the third straight season.
Campbell heads into its 10th and final Pioneer Football League schedule on September 23, traveling to Stetson. Campbell moves to the Big South Conference in 2018.
The Camels will host Morehead State in their PFL home opener on September 30, then welcome Valparaiso on October 7.
Three of the team's next four games will come on the road, starting with a trip to Dayton on October 14. From there, CU heads to Butler on October 21.
Campbell will host Jacksonville on October 28, then close out its road slate at in-state foe Davidson on November 4.
CU will close out its 10th season at Barker-Lane Stadium, hosting Drake on November 11.
Game times will be announced at a later date.
Season tickets for the Camels 2017 home schedule are also on sale. Reserved chairback seats are $90, with rates for Campbell faculty/staff starting at $70 for all six dates.
To purchase your 2017 season tickets online, head to GoCamels.com, or reserve your seats over the phone through the Campbell Athletics Ticket Office at (910) 893-1459.
Barker-Lane Stadium ranked among the highest attended FCS venues in the country in 2016. Campbell was one of just four programs to average its capacity, averaging 100.42 capacity percentage and being joined by Mercer (110.17), Montana State (100.73) and Montana (100.63).
The Camels set program highs for average per game (5,523) and total attendance (33,138). Barker-Lane Stadium's top two attendances in its nine year history came in 2016, including a record 6,673 on Oct. 22 against Stetson. 6,610 witnessed Campbell's overtime win over Butler on Sept. 24.
Campbell ranked third in the PFL in rushing offense this season, standing 19th nationally at 209 yards per game, as well as 17th in the country in total defense (322.1 yards per game) under fourth year head coach Mike Minter. Sophomore wide receiver Aaron Blockmon also led the PFL in receiving yards (1,038) and touchdowns (10), headlining a group of 11 Camels that earned all-conference accolades.