“Homecoming is usually a big celebration at FAMU where alumni and supporters come from all over the country to celebrate, and this year marks an exciting time for FAMU and the Rattler football squad as we celebrate 125 years,” shares Derek Horne, FAMU athletics director. “Our football season has been marked by a brand new energy and theme and on-field entertainment for each of our home games, and we look forward to having our fans cheer our players on to victory as we celebrate our history at FAMU.”
In addition to the enhanced homecoming game experience, the entire weekend lineup will include alumni reunions, pre-game activities and other celebratory events including alumni recognitions at the President’s Gala.
The halftime entertainment for the earlier home games included performances by major recording artist FUTURE, MC Lyte, and FAMU alumnus Will ‘Power’ Packer of Rainforest Films, who served as the game MC for the Old School vs. New School DJ battle. Two local Tallahassee high school marching bands, James S. Rickards High School and FAMU Developmental Research School, also performed during the October 13 home game against Savannah State University for “Youth and Community Day.”
FAMU Athletics partnered with Visit Tallahassee this football season to deliver a marketing program to focus on driving game attendance and overnight stay while creating value and an enhanced game experience for fans.