ODU announces 2022 football schedule
NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion University Football hosts Virginia Tech on Friday, Sept. 2 at Kornblau Field at SB Ballard Stadium to highlight the 2022 schedule, ODU announced Tuesday.
“I’m confident Monarch Nation shares my excitement and pride in what is, without a doubt, the best football schedule in our program’s history. Coach Rahne and his team continue to build and grow our program. to national prominence, similar to the stature of our academic programs and research efforts,” ODU President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. mentioned. “The 2022 calendar is another positive step forward in our quest to become one of the nation’s elite college football programs. I can’t wait to experience a sold-out SB Ballard stadium for every home game this fall. Now is the perfect time to be a monarch! GO MONARCHS!”
For the first time since 2011 and for the first time since becoming an FBS program, the Monarchs will play at four public schools, including three at home, to highlight the 2022 roster.
The schedule is balanced for the Monarchs, as it includes two home games each in September, October and November. ODU faces eight teams that have qualified for bowl games in 2021, including three, Virginia Tech, Marshall and Liberty, at home.
“ODU football is back. And I don’t mean we’re just going back to football. ODU football is back and bigger and better than ever. ODU football has tons of energy and momentum going into 2022 after winning our final five regular season games last fall and qualifying for the Myrtle Beach Bowl – which in itself has been the thrill of a lifetime for over 5,000 traveling ODU fans,” said said ODU athletic director Dr. Wood Selig. “ODU is also back in the business of bringing top regional rivals and top-flight FBS football competition to Hampton Roads. If you need your college football itch, ODU football is the team you’ll need. want to follow and SB Ballard Stadium is where you want to be this fall. What an exceptional home schedule. From a fan interest perspective, few home football schedules in the country will rival the programming that ODU football will provide with many of the country’s elite programs featured in a balanced schedule of two home games in each of the three months of the college football season.”
The Monarchs open the campaign on Friday, September 2 against Virginia Tech. It will be Virginia Tech’s first appearance in Norfolk since ODU stunned the No. 13 Hokies 49-35 in 2018.
“How about a sizzling kickoff for all that Monarch football excitement with a primetime Friday night game with Virginia Tech on Friday Labor Day weekend. ODU football is truly back. and we want our Monarch fans to come back and fill the stands every game this fall. It’s our time,” Selig said.
ODU will hit the road for back-to-back games at East Carolina on Saturday September 10 and Virginia on Saturday September 17.
The Monarchs return home on Saturday, September 24 against Arkansas State. This will be the first meeting between ODU and the Red Wolves.
ODU concludes its non-conference slate on Saturday, October 1 against Liberty.
After a bye, the Monarchs travel to Conway, South Carolina to face Coastal Carolina on Saturday, October 15. The Monarchs played in the Myrtle Beach Bowl to wrap up last season and will play Coastal for the second time in school history. The two teams met in 2012 in the FCS playoffs, a 63-35 victory for ODU.
Old Dominion returns home to take on another old FCS foe on Saturday, October 22 at Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern bounced ODU from the 2011 and 2012 FCS playoffs in a pair of entertaining games. It will be the first meeting between the two teams since 2012.
The Monarchs return to the road on Saturday, Oct. 29 to take on former CAA conference foe Georgia State. ODU is 3-0 against the Panthers.
ODU wraps up the home schedule with back-to-back games against Marshall and James Madison. Marshall comes to ODU on Saturday November 5 and will be the herd’s first time in Norfolk since 2018.
JMU returns to Norfolk for the first time since 2011 in what was a thriller, 23-20 ODU win. The regular season home final against the Dukes is Saturday, November 12. ODU is 2-0 against JMU.
ODU will end the regular season with a pair of contests at Appalachian State and South Alabama. The Monarchs travel to Boone on Saturday, November 19 and wrap up the regular season on Saturday, November 26 at South Alabama. This will be the first meeting on the grill between ODU and South Alabama.
ODU also announced today that subscription sales and renewals are now available for purchase. In what will be ODU’s most anticipated home schedule, the Monarchs host three in-state opponents at Virginia Tech, Liberty and JMU, as well as Arkansas State, Georgia Southern and Marshall.
ODU Football season tickets start at $150 for bench-back seats and $300 for chair-back seats, with no seat membership fees included. 2021 season ticket holders can now renew their seats online through their YNotTix.com account or by calling 757-683-3360. The renewal deadline for football subscriptions is May 1st. ODAF Game Plans will arrive in mailboxes mid to late March and will provide detailed information on ticket prices, seat locations and individual ODAF donations.
Although there is no membership fee, chair-back seats will be in high demand and priority will be given to members of the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation. Call ODAF with any questions: 757-683-6963.
If you’re already a season ticket holder, you can keep your seats as long as you renew before May 1. You can also look to upgrade your seats to another section.
ODU will not relocate the stadium in the future.
Season ticket holders who renew or purchase their seats before the May 1 renewal deadline will be able to choose to have their season tickets printed and mailed to their location, or receive mobile tickets electronically to their email address. All premium areas will use printed tickets or wristbands to gain access. All tickets will be delivered in August, regardless of the date of purchase.
Due to high demand, ODU Athletics intends to only sell season tickets for the Virginia Tech game on September 2. Fans wishing to attend the Virginia Tech game are encouraged to purchase season tickets to guarantee admission to this highly anticipated game.
2022 Old Dominion Football Schedule
|September 2||Virginia Tech||Norfolk, Virginia.||To be determined|
|September 10||in East Carolina||Greenville, North Carolina||To be determined|
|September 17||in Virginia||Charlottesville, Virginia.||To be determined|
|September 24||Arkansas State||Norfolk, Virginia.||To be determined|
|October 1st||Freedom||Norfolk, Virginia.||To be determined|
|October 15||in Coastal Carolina||Conway, South Carolina||To be determined|
|October 22||South Georgia||Norfolk, Virginia.||To be determined|
|October 29||at Georgia State||Atlanta, Ga.||To be determined|
|November 5||marshal||Norfolk, Virginia.||To be determined|
|November 12||James Madison||Norfolk, Virginia.||To be determined|
|November 19||at Appalachian State||Boone, North Carolina||To be determined|
|November 26||south of Alabama||Mobile, Ala.||To be determined|