FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas football team's Fan Day presented by Pepsi Max is set for Saturday, with autographs from Noon-2 p.m. inside Bud Walton Arena and a scrimmage inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.
Fans should enter Bud Walton Arena using the South and North entrances for the free autograph session. The first 1,000 fans at the autograph signing will receive a free t-shirt from Pepsi, and students who purchased the Razorback Access Pass will be able to pick up their free Trough t-shirt on the East concourse. Free 2012 Razorback Football posters and schedule cards will be available to fans.
Junior Razorbacks who have registered for the 2012-13 season can pick up their membership packets at the North entrance beginning at 11:15 a.m. and will have the opportunity to enter the arena shortly before the general public. UA staff will be on hand to register new members for the Junior Razorbacks, which is open to fans in 8th grade or below, near the South concourse.
For autographs, only one item per person will be permitted. The offensive players will be located on the main concourse and the defense will be on the arena floor. Coach Smith will be set up in the Bud Walton Arena museum.
Tusk IV and games for kids will be located outside of Bud Walton Arena near the South entrance, and fans can take pictures with the Razorback Spirit Squads on the West concourse. Hog Heaven inside Bud Walton Arena also will be open during Fan Day. In addition, Pepsi will offer samples of product inside the arena.
For the scrimmage, which also is free to the public, Gates 1, 10, 12 and 16 will be open beginning at 6 p.m. In order to prepare for the new digital ticket policy at football games in place for the 2012 season, season ticket holders are encouraged to bring the special event ticket provided in their season ticket booklet. Fans without season tickets can print a free ticket at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
There will be no reserved parking for the scrimmage, and fans will be asked to sit in the lower bowl of the stadium regardless of where their season tickets are located.
In addition to autographs and a chance to see the Razorbacks in action, fans also will get a sneak peek of the new videoboard being installed at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Built upon LSI's SMARTVISION® LED technology, the 16mm video display will be one of the biggest in college football. Measuring at nearly 38' x 167' the display will give the stadium a true high definition video display area with the actual width exceeding HD resolution.
Arkansas opens its 2012 season Sept. 1 inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville against Jacksonville State. The game begins at 6 p.m. and will be shown on a pay-per-view basis with details to be announced. Tickets for four Fayetteville games are still on sale. Tickets for the non-conference games against Jacksonville State, Rutgers and Tulsa are $45, while tickets for the conference matchup against Kentucky are $55. Single-game tickets may be purchased online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com, in person at the Razorback Ticket Center or by phone at 800-982-HOGS. Fans ordering tickets online have the option to print the tickets from home utilizing UA's new eTicket system.
Little Rock season ticket packages, featuring games against ULM on Sept. 8 and Ole Miss on Oct. 27, are still available for $120. The Razorbacks and Rebels are set to square off inside War Memorial Stadium for the 16th time in series history, including the first meeting in 1913, and the first time since 1992. Tickets purchased for Little Rock contests are not available with a print-at-home option.
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(Source: University of Arkansas Athletic Media Relations)