2024 Kickoff Windows Announced

Season-long announcement for all SEC games on ABC and ESPN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In conjunction with the Southeastern Conference and ESPN, Vanderbilt has announced kickoff windows for its eight SEC contests this fall. In addition to windows for all league games, the Oct. 19 match-up with Ball State will begin at 6 p.m. CT.

As the SEC and ESPN begin the first season as a new, 10-year agreement, the partners have announced a window for every game during the 2024 season which is not already assigned a kickoff time. Every game has been placed a window of early (11 a.m.-noon CT), afternoon (2:30-3:30 p.m. CT), night (5-7 p.m. CT) or flex (afternoon or night). Flex games, which are limited in scope, will be narrowed to a specific window 12 days prior to kickoff, while precise times and broadcast networks will be announced six days prior to kickoff.

The system is designed to help ESPN and ABC have maximum flexibility to present the top games as the season goes on, while also giving fans more advance knowledge of game timing to assist with game day planning. More information on the SEC on ABC and ESPN can be found at SECsports.com.

Start times for the first three games of the season had been previously released. Today’s announcement of windows included that the Ball State game at FirstBank Stadium on Oct. 19 will begin at 6 p.m. and air on ESPN+ and SEC Network+.

2024 Vanderbilt Football Kickoff Times & Windows (all times Central)

Aug. 31 vs. Virginia Tech – 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Sept. 7 vs. Alcorn State – 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Sept. 14 at Georgia State – 6 p.m. (ESPN+)

Sept. 21 at Missouri – Flex (2:30-3:30 p.m. OR 5-7 pm.)

Oct. 5 vs. Alabama – Afternoon (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

Oct. 12 at Kentucky – Flex (2:30-3:30 p.m. OR 5-7 p.m.)

Oct. 19 vs. Ball State – 6 p.m. (ESPN+/SECN+)

Oct. 26 vs. Texas – Afternoon (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

Nov. 2 at Auburn – Early (11 a.m.-noon)

Nov. 9 vs. South Carolina – Afternoon (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

Nov. 23 at LSU – Night (5-7 p.m.)

Nov. 30 vs. Tennessee – Early (11 a.m.-noon)

Season tickets, mini-plans and group sales are available for the 2024 Vanderbilt Football season, with more information available at ticketing central. While premium spaces are sold out for the 2024 campaign, deposits are being accepted for new premium seating in the south end zone, which opens in 2025.