Abbeville and Chester to open high school football season at Setzler Field on Friday

Abbeville and Chester to open high school football season at Setzler Field on Friday
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | by Panthers and Cyclones meeting at Newberry College for 7:30 p.m. kickoff

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College athletic department is pleased to host one of the season's first high school football games as Abbeville High School and Chester High School face off at Setzler Field on Friday, August 20. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the Setzler Field ticket office on gameday. Tickets will be $6 apiece and sales will begin at 6 p.m. All seating will be general admission, with Abbeville designated as the home team and Chester designated as the visiting team.

Parking for the game will be limited to specific areas around campus, as Newberry College students will be reporting to campus on Friday. Newberry College requests that fans for this game please park in the parking lots along College Street including the Athletic Club parking lot behind the home stands, the overflow Athletic Club parking lot, the practice soccer field, the Physical Plant, the arts and theater building and the Shop Around the Corner. Overflow parking will be available at the Smith Road Baseball Complex.

All lots will be marked by signage to avoid confusion. The overflow lot is approximately a 10-minute walk from the stadium, so the athletic department suggests early arrival to ensure a nearby parking spot. Parking for those with disabilities and media members will be available at the main entrance of the college.

Please visit to view a map of designated parking areas.

Newberry College will provide live statistics on the internet for fans unable to attend the game. To access the live stats, visit

Media members requesting credentials should contact Newberry College Sports Information Director Josh Manck at (803) 321-5667 before noon on Friday to ensure proper space in the press box. Only credentialed media members and coaching staffs will be allowed into the press box.