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Razorbacks back home, promotions set

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks back home, promotions set

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas’ soccer team plays the first two of four straight games at Razorback Field this weekend and multiple promotions are in place.

Arkansas entertains Vanderbilt on Friday at 7 p.m. and Alabama on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Single-game tickets are $4 while fans 17 years and younger are admitted free.

On Friday, the first 250 fans receive a free Razorback stadium cup and the team will sign autographs following the game.

On Sunday, the first 500 fans receive a free Razorback bookmark pen. There’s also a youth clinic on the field with the team for kids in eighth grade and below. To RSVP for the clinic, call the Razorback Marketing Office at 479-575-6055 or email jxh066@uark.edu. Anyone who RSVPs by 9 a.m. on Sunday will be entered into a drawing for a UA soccer prize pack. As always, backpacks are not allowed into the stadium. Anyone bringing soccer equipment will be allowed to take it onto the field for the clinic following the game.

Sunday’s Alabama game is also Sweat Hawgs Day. The 12 nominated Sweat Hawgs from the participating schools will be invited to the game along with four guests each. Sweat Hawgs are recognized for their efforts in having a healthy lifestyle.

Regular promotions for each game include the Kids Zone, which opens one hour before game time and also at halftime, a Jason’s Deli gift card awarded to the Fan of the Game, a prize to the recipient of a game program signed by head coach Colby Hale, the Kick for Cash at halftime with a chance to win $50, mini soccer balls thrown into the stands immediately following team introductions and goal t-shirts thrown into the stands after each Razorback score.

Arkansas enters the weekend 5-6-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the Southeastern Conference with recent wins over No. 18 Kentucky, 3-2, and at Tennessee, which was No. 18 in the NCAA RPI ratings, 1-0; and a tie with defending SEC regular-season champion South Carolina, 1-1.

Vanderbilt comes into the weekend 4-4-5 overall and 1-1-4 in the SEC while Alabama is 7-3-2 overall and 2-2-2.

The Razorbacks have drawn well this year. A crowd of 1,575 attended the Kentucky game, which is the second-best ever at Razorback Field. The ninth-best crowd of 1,100 attended the South Carolina game and the 11th-best total, 1,036, attended the Florida State game.



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