Can You Tailgate for College Football Games on Facebook?

The livestreamed games will include interactive elements

The package kicks off with Miami (Ohio) at Marshall Sept. 2
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Facebook announced an agreement with multiplatform sports network Stadium to livestream 15 college football games.

Nine clashes from Conference USA and six Mountain West Conference match-ups will be exclusive to Facebook, produced by Stadium with interactive elements to take advantage of the capabilities of the social network.

Those interactive elements include:

  • Live curated chat experiences from football personalities running concurrently with the live games, coordinated with the production truck and on-air presentation.
  • Dedicated social production teams and correspondents working the sidelines of the games to bring the in-game experience to the viewing audience at home and engage them in conversation.
  • Ongoing integration of real-time social elements provided by the competing schools.

The games will be available via the Stadium: Live College Football Facebook page and the social network’s recently introduced Watch original video hub.

The full schedule follows (all times ET):

  • Saturday, Sept. 2: Miami (Ohio) at Marshall, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 2: UC Davis at San Diego State, 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 7: Idaho State at Utah State, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9: New Mexico State at New Mexico, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 23: Florida International at Rice, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 23: Utah State at San Jose State, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Texas State at Wyoming, 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7: Southern Miss at University of Texas at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 14: Wyoming at Utah State, 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 21: Rice at UTSA, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: FIU at Marshall, 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 4: North Texas at Louisiana Tech, 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Southern Miss at Rice, 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18: Marshall at UTSA, 7 p.m.