Pac-12 Football Championship Game set to entertain fans
Marquee Game to be Played Friday, Dec. 1 at Levi’s Stadium at 5 p.m. PT
Tickets Available at pac-12.com/tickets
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The 2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game Presented by 76®, to be played between No. 10 USC and No. 12 Stanford, will include exciting entertainment and activities for fans inside and outside Levi’s® Stadium on Friday.
Starting at 2 p.m. PT, the 49ers' "Faithful Mile" will be converted into the Pac-12 Plaza and will provide the ultimate pregame fan experience. The Pac-12 Plaza will give fans an opportunity to show their school pride, interact with Pac-12 partners and see performances by the participating teams’ bands, cheerleaders and mascots. Fans will enjoy several shareable photo opportunities including an up-close and personal look at the Pac-12 Football Championship trophy in addition to an interactive color wall. Fans who share their photos with the hashtag #Pac12FCG will have a chance to be featured on the video board at Levi's Stadium during the game.
Fans visiting the Pac-12 Plaza will be invited to interact with Pac-12 partners like 76®, GEICO, Maui Jim and Opus Bank. The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), which is dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sports to improve race relations and drive social progress, will also have an activation in the Plaza.
The Pac-12 Plaza is a ticketed pregame fan experience located at Faithful Mile presented by Global Syn-Turf, between Intel Gate A & Dignity Health Gate C. Any fan with a ticket to the game may access the Plaza, though reentry is not permitted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
In-stadium pregame entertainment is set to start at 4:20 p.m. PT so fans should plan to find their seats early. Programming will include a live DJ show and Pac-12 Network's "Inside Pac-12 Football" pregame show broadcasting live from the Dignity Health Plaza.
Bay Area First Responders from the recent Northern California fires will present the American flag for the national anthem, which will be performed by singer, dancer and actor Jordan Fisher, famous for his roles in "Hamilton" on Broadway and recent victory on ABC's latest season of "Dancing With the Stars."
Halftime entertainment will include the Dr Pepper Tuition Toss and performances by the USC Spirit of Troy and Leland Stanford Junior University marching bands.
During the game, the Pac-12 will award $10,000 for the College Football Playoff's Extra Yard for Teachers initiative live on the field during a quarter break. Lucky fans will also have the chance to receive a $500 Vivid Seats gift card and compete in an on-field 76® contest to win $7,600 in gas cards.
The championship game will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the fourth year in a row and will kick off at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets are available at pac-12.com/tickets or at the Levi’s Stadium box office.
A special hour-long edition of "Inside Pac-12 Football," presented by Audi, with Mike Yam, analysts Curtis Conway, Eric Allen and Yogi Roth, and reporters Ashley Adamson and Jill Savage will air live on-site from Levi’s Stadium at 4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network. The game itself will air on ESPN at 5 p.m. PT, followed by the "Pac-12 Football Championship Postgame Report," presented by 76®, on Pac-12 Network.