We’re Getting Ready

February 21, 2018

We’re Getting Ready

February 21, 2018

An exciting new era of Flames Football is on the horizon. After playing its final campaign as an FCS program and member of the Big South Conference in 2017, the Flames are now narrowing their sights on the upcoming season, when they will compete as an FBS independent program for the first time. Their performance will set the tone for a game-changing season in 2019, when the Flames arrive as a full-fledged FBS program with the opportunity to compete for a bowl game appearance.

An expansion to the east side of Williams Stadium, scheduled to be completed by this fall, will bring seating capacity to 25,000. Click the image to read more about this project.

Liberty Athletics has been hard at work meeting the waiver requirements to transition to the FBS level — and Flames fans have played a significant role in that. By the end of last season, Liberty needed to average more than 15,000 in home football attendance. Flames Nation delivered. They exceeded that figure, even breaking records for all-around fan engagement, averaging 16,571 in attendance per game.

Flames Nation’s excitement over the move to the FBS level has also propelled season ticket sales and group ticket sales, as Liberty saw record-level numbers for both last year.

There’s no doubt the energy will be high as students, friends, and families fill the stands for another historic season of Flames Football this fall. Liberty hosts its first FBS home game against Old Dominion on Sept. 1, 2018, the first of four FBS teams to visit Williams Stadium in 2018 to fulfill that FBS reclassification requirement.

Flames fans: Get ready for 2018!


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News of Liberty’s move to the FBS level sparked a renewed fire in Flames Nation, including record growth for the Flames Club in 2017. Membership starts at just $60 and members can enjoy special game-day privileges, such as preferred parking, seating, and pregame hospitality benefits, based upon membership level. For more information, email, or visit


LU has announced completed football schedules for the next four seasons, plus match-ups that extend through the 2030 season.

Sept. 1 vs. Old Dominion
Sept. 8 at Army
Sept. 15 vs. Norfolk State
Sept. 22 vs. North Texas
Sept. 29 at New Mexico
Oct. 6 at New Mexico State
Oct. 13 vs. Troy
Oct. 20 vs. Idaho State (Homecoming)
Nov. 3 at UMass
Nov. 10 at Virginia
Nov. 17 at Auburn
Nov. 24 vs. New Mexico State

Aug. 31 vs. Syracuse
Sept. 7 at Louisiana
Sept. 14 vs. Buffalo
Sept. 21 vs. Hampton
Sept. 28 vs. New Mexico
Oct. 5 at New Mexico State
Oct. 19 vs. Maine
Oct. 26 at Rutgers
Nov. 2 at UMass
Nov. 9 at BYU
Nov. 23 at Virginia
Nov. 30 vs. New Mexico State

Sept. 5 at Virginia Tech
Sept. 12 vs. North Carolina A&T
Sept. 19 at Middle Tennessee
Sept. 26 vs. FIU
Oct. 3 at Bowling Green
Oct. 10 vs. Louisiana – Monroe
Oct. 17 at Syracuse
Oct. 24 vs. Southern Miss
Nov. 7 at Virginia
Nov. 14 vs. Western Carolina
Nov. 21 at NC State
Nov. 28 vs. UMass

Sept. 4 vs. Campbell
Sept. 11 at Troy
Sept. 18 vs. Old Dominion
Sept. 25 at Syracuse
Oct. 2 at UAB
Oct. 9 vs. Middle Tennessee
Oct. 16 at Louisiana – Monroe
Oct. 23 at North Texas
Nov 6 vs. UMass
Nov. 13 at Ole Miss
Nov. 20 vs. Louisiana
Nov. 27 vs. Army

Sept. 3 at Southern Miss
Sept. 10 vs. UAB
Sept. 17 at Wake Forest
Sept. 24 at Old Dominion
Oct. 22 vs. BYU
Nov. 19 vs. Virginia Tech

Sept. 2 vs. Bowling Green
Sept. 9 at Coastal Carolina
Sept. 16 at Buffalo
Oct. 14 at Marshall

Aug. 31 vs. Coastal Carolina
Oct. 5 vs. Marshall

Aug. 30 vs. Wake Forest
Sept. 20 at Army
Oct. 4 at Georgia Southern
Nov. 22 at Duke

Sept. 3, 4 or 5 at Wake Forest
Sept. 26 vs. Duke
Oct. 10 vs. Georgia Southern
Nov. 28 vs. Army

Sept. 4 at Duke
Sept. 11 vs. Virginia
Nov. 20 at Virginia Tech

Sept. 2 at Virginia Tech

Sept. 1 at Virginia Tech
Sept. 15 vs. Virginia

Sept. 7 vs. Virginia Tech
Sept. 14 at Virginia

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