NC State’s Kay Yow Spring football game set for April 7

Raleigh, NC – The 2018 Kay Yow Spring Football Game, scheduled for April 7 at 1 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium, will provide fun for everyone in the family this season.

The format this year will be live game action, which will pit the Wolfpack offense against the defense.

Gates will open at 12 p.m. and fans who register for free tickets before coming to Carter-Finley will have a chance to win great prizes (see below). Although admission is free, everyone who attends is encouraged to make a donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund upon entry. Donations will be taken at all open gates (Gates 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 11A) – by staff with pink buckets and bins.

The Wolfpack Fan Zone will be open from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Stadium North parking lot, so come eat lunch and enjoy a variety of activities. Rave! Catering will be serving BBQ Pork plates with two sides and a bottle of water for only $8. (Purchase on site using cash or credit cards – Mastercard and Visa accepted).

Among the activities in the Wolfpack Fan Zone will be face painters, balloon artists, several inflatables, a stilt walker, a hula hoop Performer, Tap Snap, a DJ, and representatives from the NC State Ticket Office and Wolfpack Club.

In partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we invite all those who are battling cancer, cancer survivors and their families to participate in an on-field survivor celebration tunnel during the team introduction. If you would like to participate in the on-field recognition, please fill out the form HERE.

Concessions will be available for purchase inside Carter-Finley Stadium and fans who stick around after the game will be able to get autographs from the Wolfpack football squad on Day Family Field.

NC State football coach Dave Doeren speaks to his players after the spring football game.

NC State football coach Dave Doeren speaks to his players after the spring football game.
photo by Gene Galin

A reminder, Carter-Finley Stadium’s clear bag policy will be implemented. For more details, click HERE.

• Important Traffic Information – Trinity Road Lots

Due to construction on Trinity Road, the following Gates will be open:

  • Gate B – Access to Trinity Road via Edwards Mill Road only
  • Gate C – Access to Trinity Road via Edwards Mill Road only
  • Gate F – Access via Blue Ridge Road

There is no access to Gate B & C on Trinity Road from Blue Ridge Road.


Ticket & Prize Registration
Register for a free ticket and be entered for a chance to win one of the following items: Four tickets to the home opener, Four tickets to select ACC home games, Two tickets in the Dail Club for a select game, Sideline passes for select ACC home games, Signed football by head coach Dave Doeren, and various Wolfpack Football Gear.

NC State Staff & Faculty Appreciation Event – 11 a.m.
Join us for our Staff and Faculty Appreciation event at the NC State Football: Kay Yow Spring Game. Staff and Faculty and up to three (3) guests can partake in free food, family activities, and free entry into the spring football game. Each employee and up to three (3) guests will each receive a ticket for a BBQ Cookout catered by Rave! Events.

To receive tickets for the game, and entry into the appreciation event, Staff and Faculty MUST REGISTER HERE (including guests); tickets will be emailed to the email address on the registration form. Registration for the Staff & Faculty event is limited to the first 2,000 registrants and guests. The Staff and Faculty Appreciation event will be held near Fan Zone outside of gates 10 and 11.

Register for Tickets & Prizes | NC State Employee Appreciation Event Info