Reminder: Tickets available for Paint the Capital City Green until Friday, Aug. 15; faculty/staff rate in effect


Thundering Herd fans have until Friday to buy tickets and reserve tables for Marshall University’s Paint the Capital City Green pep rally in Charleston Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Embassy Suites hotel.

Marshall staff and faculty may receive a discounted rate of $30 per ticket, with a limit of two per faculty/staff member. Non-discounted individual tickets are $60. No tickets will be sold at the door and ticket sales close Friday, Aug. 15.

Special guests at the event, including Marshall University Head Football Coach Doc Holliday and his senior players, will speak about the future of Marshall University football. A Marshall Football VIP will also be seated at sponsored tables.

“There is a lot of talk about our team this year,” Holliday said. “This event is the one preseason opportunity for fans to hear directly from me and from our student-athletes and it’s always a sellout. Don’t miss it. It’s one night in Charleston, and then it’s back to practice for us.”

Paint the Capital City Green is the nation’s largest indoor pep rally for The Herd. Fans will enjoy a tailgate spread, entertainment by mascot Marco, the cheerleading squad, dance team and members of the Marshall University Marching Thunder. The 17th annual event, presented by Friends of Coal and sponsored in part by Huntington Bank, is hosted by the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and the Marshall University Alumni Association.

To order tickets, call 304-696-7138 or e-mail

All ticket holders will be entered into a drawing to win hotel accommodations and free admission to a road game.