Know Before You Go – Fan Information: 2021 Tipoff at Toomer’s

AUBURN, Ala.— Auburn University, Auburn Athletics and the City of Auburn are once again partnering to deliver Tipoff at Toomer’s, on Thursday, Oct. 7. 

Tipoff at Toomer’s is set to feature men’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl, women’s basketball head coach Johnnie Harris as well as the 2021-22 teams.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on a basketball court at the heart of where the city and university converge at the corner of College St. and Magnolia Ave. This is a first-come, first-serve, standing room only event.  

Starting at 3 a.m. CT on Thursday morning, the following streets will be closed: W. Magnolia Ave. at Wright St., S College St. at Thach Ave., E Magnolia Ave. at Gay St. and N. College St. at Tichenor Ave. 

With a full day of festivities on tap, fans are encouraged to converge in downtown throughout the day to browse local stores, restaurants and other businesses surrounding the footprint of the event at Toomer’s Corner.

The evening’s festivities will begin at 4 p.m. CT when the Downtown Merchants Entertainment District and Samford Lawn Fan Fest begin. Tiger Talk, featuring Coach Bryan Harsin, will broadcast live on the court at 6 p.m.

Team introductions, activities, skills contests and interviews will take place on the court at 7 p.m. 

Fans can purchase official Tipoff at Toomer’s shirts at the event.

Those unable to attend will be able to watch the event live on SEC Network+.

Tipoff at Toomer’s presented by Yellawood is proudly sponsored by Auburn-Opelika Tourism, Alabama Power, Coca-Cola, PNC Bank and Thompson Tractor. Melt Agency is assisting Auburn Athletics with the logistics of Tipoff at Toomer’s.

In an effort to provide the most space for fans to easily walk through the streets, please note that equipment such as ladders, stepstools, etc. will not be permitted to be set up in the road.

Parking will be available throughout the day and into the evening in the Wright Street Parking Deck (140 Wright St.), AuburnBank’s Burton Street Parking Deck (149 Burton St.), Gay Street Parking Lot, East Glenn Avenue Parking Lot, Felton Little Park and the Auburn Parks and Recreation Complex on Opelika Road. Additional parking for the event is available after 5:30 p.m. at RBD Library, the Comer Lot and the lots behind O.D. Smith and Ingram halls. Click here to see a parking map for the event. 

Tipoff at Toomer’s Schedule – Thursday, Oct. 7
3 a.m. – Downtown Street closure begins
4 p.m. – Downtown Merchants Entertainment District and Samford Lawn Fan Fest begin
6 p.m. – Tiger Talk Radio Broadcast live on the court
7 p.m. – On-Court activities begin
9 p.m. – Event ends
10 p.m. – Downtown Merchants Entertainment District ends

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