NEW YORK—Columbia University will welcome its entire 2017 football team to campus on Saturday as the Lions prepare for their third season under Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football Al Bagnoli.


A complete practice schedule with times and dates will be announced on Friday. Columbia begins preseason practice on Monday afternoon. The Lions are set to practice 11 times before their scrimmage with Montclair State. All players will report to campus on Saturday. All practices are open to the public.


Bagnoli and the Lions open their 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 16 against Wagner at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium (Broadway and 218th Street).


Bagnoli previewed the 2017 season and fielded questions on his team in an August 8 media teleconference.


Kickoff times and television designations for Columbia’s 2017 Football schedule were announced on July 24. Columbia also announced that it will host Montclair State in a preseason scrimmage at Robert K. Kraft Field on Friday, Sept. 1 at noon. Admission is free and open to the public. Click here for Columbia’s complete 2017 football schedule.


According to the Columbia University Athletic Ticket Office, Columbia Football season tickets were mailed out last week.


Single game tickets for its first two contests of the 2017 season are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased for as low as $10 for general admission, $15 for reserved seats and $25 for premium chairback seats for Columbia’s season opener against Wagner on Saturday, Sept. 16 and its second contest against Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Wagner game has been designated Northern Manhattan Neighbors Appreciation Day. As part of the promotion, community residents of Inwood and Washington Heights are invited to attend this game as special guests and may pick up complimentary tickets by presenting proof of residence on game day. Columbia’s second game against Georgetown (Sept. 23) is Family Day and CU’s Lou Little Cup game. As part of the Family Day promotion, Football 4 Packs are available which includes four tickets and a concessions voucher for $30 (General Admission only). All other single game tickets for Columbia Football games will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m.


Now is also the time to lock in your season tickets! Starting at just $45, Columbia Football season tickets are one of the most affordable, fan-friendly entertainment options in New York City. Purchase yours today at or call 888-LIONS-11. The 2017-18 True Blue ticket package is also on sale now. Designed for our most loyal fans, the package includes a season ticket to Columbia football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball at a discounted rate. The True Blue package is your gateway to all of the great football and basketball action plus our interactive in-game fan experiences and enhanced game day atmosphere. Click here to view the 2017 Columbia Football Promotional schedule.