Winston-Salem, NC – Wake Forest Athletics, in consultation with local and University officials, is currently planning for full capacity and tailgating at Truist Field for the 2021 fall football season and 100% fan attendance at all other outdoor venues including Spry and Kentner Stadium.
With season ticket sales tracking over 20 percent ahead of pace from previous seasons, the Wake Forest and Winston-Salem community has shown its excitement to come back together and enjoy an exciting ACC and Wake Forest college football season inside Truist Field. All premium club tables in the Touchdown Club and McCreary Tower are now sold out, and only 150 Deacon Hill packages remain!
Season tickets for Wake Forest Football begin at only $120, while a limited number of 4-for-$49 ticket packages remain for the Demon Deacons’ first two home games, including Opening Night at Truist Field presented by Lowes Foods on Sept., 3.
In consultation with local, state and University officials, any necessary health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of everyone in the Winston-Salem community will be announced prior to the fall season.
“As vaccination rates increase and COVID-19 infection rates decline, we can now look forward to being back together inside our Athletics venues during the 2021-22 academic year,” director of athletics John Currie said. “The Best Fan Experience in North Carolina includes many new and improved innovations to provide opportunities for students, staff and fans to have an outstanding experience at Demon Deacon events. I am so excited to come back together in a healthy and safe environment with the entire Winston-Salem community to watch the Demon Deacons Win Championships!”
“The atmosphere inside Truist Field when it’s sold out and our students and fans are loud really gives our program a huge advantage,” head coach Dave Clawson said. “We missed the Deacon Walk and the atmosphere that our fans bring each Saturday to a Wake Forest football game. Our student-athletes and coaches are working hard to raise the standard of our program from good to great in 2021. See you all on Sept. 3 for Opening Night!”
The Deacs will play six home football games at Truist Field, and will also have the opportunity to compete for a ninth Big 4 Championship as the second game of a non-conference series with longtime foe North Carolina joins with conference games against NC State and Duke.
Wake Forest 2021 Football Schedule:
- Friday, Sept. 3 — vs. Old Dominion
- Saturday, Sept. 11 — vs. Norfolk State
- Saturday, Sept. 18 – vs. Florida State
- Friday, Sept. 24 – at Virginia
- Saturday, Oct. 2 – vs. Louisville (Family Weekend)
- Saturday, Oct. 9 – at Syracuse
- Saturday, Oct. 16 – OPEN
- Saturday, Oct. 23 – at Army
- Saturday, Oct. 30 – vs. Duke (Homecoming)
- Saturday, Nov. 6 – at North Carolina (non-conference)
- Saturday, Nov. 13 – vs. NC State (Senior Day)
- Saturday, Nov. 20 – at Clemson
- Saturday, Nov. 27 – at Boston College
The Dave Clawson era has seen a number of historical marks set and 2020 was no different. The Deacs continued to build on their own program record, reaching a fifth-straight bowl game. That mark is the third-longest streak in the ACC, trailing just Clemson and Miami (FL).
In Oct. 2020, the Demon Deacons went a perfect 4-0, which marked the first time since the 2007 season a Wake Forest team had accomplished that feat. The run included a three-game ACC winning streak and was highlighted by a 23-16 victory over No. 18 Virginia Tech. With the help of two 50-plus point games against Campbell and North Carolina, Wake Forest set a new program record, scoring 36.0 points per game. The previous record was held by the 2017 Dave Clawson led squad who averaged 35.3 points per game.
The 2021 campaign features games with four teams who finished the season in a bowl game, including defending ACC Champion Clemson, who represented the conference in the College Football Playoff.
Additional fall sports schedules for the Demon Deacons olympic sports will be announced over the summer.