Lander Athletics announced a host of new match day festivities to take place at Van Taylor Stadium during the 2017 men's and women's soccer seasons on Monday.
"These additions will help enhance our fantastic game day atmosphere and will be enjoyable for Bearcat fans young and old," said Brian Reese, Athletics Director. "Van Taylor Stadium is a great place to bring the family this fall to watch true student-athletes play some excellent soccer and we look forward to wonderful crowds throughout the season."
A new "Kids Zone," featuring multiple inflatables, face painters, balloon artists and train rides will be open before home matches. Prior to doubleheaders, the attractions will open 30 minutes before kickoff of the first match and close at the beginning of the second match. Before single matches, all attractions will start 45 minutes prior to kickoff and end with 15 minutes remaining in the first half.
The "Kids Zone" will be open on August 31, September 6, September 16, September 27, October 7, October 21 and October 25.
Bearcat soccer begins Thursday, August 31, with the women hosting North Greenville at 5:00 p.m. and the men facing Chowan at 7:30 p.m.