Catawba College sports to return with 100% capacity

Indians to host 7 home football games
Catawba will kick the season off on Saturday, September 4 at 1 p.m. hosting Erskine.
Catawba will kick the season off on Saturday, September 4 at 1 p.m. hosting Erskine.(Catawba College)
Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 6:53 AM EDT
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SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - Catawba College sporting events will return to full fan capacity for the 2021-22 academic year.

The return of fans will bring a semblance of normalcy after more than a year with no or limited spectators in attendance.

“We are excited to come back together in-person to cheer on our Catawba College Indians,” said Interim Director of Athletics Craig Turnbull. “As vaccination rates increase, we are looking forward to bringing fans back to our beautiful campus.”

Catawba will be returning to pre-pandemic operations with any necessary safety precautions in place. Face coverings are required for all indoor events and outdoors when unable to maintain safe social distancing.

“We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of everyone at our athletic facilities,” continued Turnbull. “The plans could change depending on the data, especially with the increase in spread of the Delta variant. We continue to encourage everyone to get the COVID vaccination to stop the spread.”

The Catawba Indians will play 7 home football games at Shuford Stadium.

Catawba will kick the season off on Saturday, September 4 at 1 p.m. hosting Erskine. This will be a special day to recognize all of the health care and first responders in our community who continue to work tirelessly in the fight against COVID-19, and to recognize the amazing work they do each and every day.

On Saturday, September 11, Catawba will play at 7 p.m. against Winston-Salem State. It is Family Weekend for Catawba College.

Saturday, September 18, Catawba will play Barton at 1 p.m. and celebrate all local Educators’ and Catawba College Employee Appreciation Day highlighting those who inspire future generations each and every day in our schools at Catawba College.

Active Military and Veterans Appreciation Day will be Saturday, October 2 when Catawba faces Limestone at 1 p.m.

Catawba will take on Carson-Newman at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 9. The 2021 Hall of Fame induction will take place this weekend.

Homecoming is set for Saturday, October 30 when Catawba welcomes Tusculum at 1 p.m.

The final home game of the regular season will be Saturday, November 6 at 1 p.m. with UVA Wise.

For each of the fan appreciation dates, individuals showing relevant identification will receive free game day tickets for themselves and their immediate family members.

Football season tickets may be purchased by calling Pam Barber in the Athletic Department at 704-637-4474. Reserved Seat Season Tickets are $100 and General Admission Season Tickets are $75.

Single game tickets for football may be purchased at the gate on the day of the event or by calling the Athletic Department in advance. A single game reserved football ticket is $16, a single game general admission ticket is $12. Students (age 6 – 17) tickets are $5, children under 5 are free. Catawba College students, staff, and faculty also are admitted free of charge with a valid Catawba College identification card.

Catawba’s soccer season will begin September 2 at home with the women starting at 4 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m.

Volleyball’s season has their home opener on September 2 at Noon.

Cross country will host their first home meet on September 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Salisbury Community Park.

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