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Battle of the Piney Woods Weekend 2017

 Export to Your Calendar 10/6/2017 to 10/7/2017
When: October 6 - 7, 2017
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NRG Stadium
NRG Parkway
Houston, Texas  77054
United States
Contact: SFA Alumni Association

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Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State
October 7, 2017 - 3 PM
NRG Stadium - Houston, Texas

NRG Hosts Battle of the Piney Woods Through 2017

TV: ESPN3 (Also available through WatchESPN app and ESPN College Extra)
Radio: Q107.7 FM (listen online at
Live Stats:
Twitter: @SFA_Football

Tickets for the game are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets through the SFA Ticket Office by calling the number below by Friday, October 6 or use our online purchasing system by clicking the link below by Wednesday, October 4. Ticket prices range from $15 to $43. Call: 936-468-5225.

Purchase Tickets Online

Will Call: Amegy Bank Gate (right by the Bud Light Plaza). Look for the SFA Ticket sign!

SFA Headquarters

JW Marriott Galleria

5150 Westheimer Road

Houston, Texas 77056

Special Fan Rate: $119 per night

Specify "SFA Fan Block"

Last day to book by: 9/15/17

Call: 1-800-228-9290 or book online by clicking HERE.


Departure: 9 AM - Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center

Cost: TBD (does not include game ticket).
Checks can be made payable to the SFA Alumni Association or can pay with a credit card via phone.

Reserve Seat/Questions:
Contact SFA Alumni Association at 936-468-3407.

Additional Info:
- Seating is limited! 1st come, 1st served basis! 

- Don’t have to pay for parking or find a place to park.
- Don’t have to drive.
- Front door drop off service to the stadium.

Info Coming Soon!


A Tradition Is Born

Announcement of Battle of the Piney Woods Press Conference Photo Gallery

On Oct. 20, 2009, the athletic leadership at Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State made an announcement that will forever change one of the oldest Football Championship Subdivision rivalries in the country. The respective administrations of the two schools, in conjunction with Lone Star Sports and Entertainment and the Houston Texans, publicly announced an agreement that will put the Battle of the Piney Woods at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, for at least the next four seasons.

The move was just the latest effort to help grow the second-oldest FCS rivalry in the state. Two years prior, the student leadership at both universities worked together to revive an old tradition by creating a traveling trophy to be handed to the game's winner each season. The move to NRG Stadium only increased the rivalry's visibility, as well as that of the two football programs, in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States.

With the two schools estimating a combined alumni population of over 80,000 in the greater Houston area alone, the game had potential for a strong crowd year-in and year-out, and through two years, the results cannot be denied. The teams have combined to bring in more than 24,000 fans to NRG Stadium in both 2010 and 2011 with the games ranking as the top two most attended regular season games in Southland Conference history. 

But to keep the Battle of the Piney Woods as one of the elite games in the FCS, that's where the fans come in. We need you to help get the word out to friends, family and fellow alumni. Let them know that you're excited about the chance to root on your team in one of the finest football facilities in the world and encourage them to come along for the game. The stadium experience is guaranteed to be second to none, and the rivalry will definitely have all the fire and passion fans have come to expect.

We can't wait to see you in Houston. Axe 'em Jacks!


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