FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team’s annual Red-White Spring Game, sponsored by Cox Advanced TV, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Admission to the game is free. This year’s game will be aired on CST and shown outside the CST viewing area online at on ESPN3.com. ESPN also will provide multiple live look-ins during the game as part of its ESPN Goal Line: Spring Football special. The game can be heard on the radio on the Razorback Sports Network.
In conjunction with the Red-White Spring Game, Champions for Kids will host Abbott Nutrition RazorFest in Lot 44 and the East and South Concourses of Razorback Stadium from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. after the first Champions for Kids Walk beginning at 8 a.m. RazorFest, which is also free to the public, includes a fun zone, games, music, mascots, giveaways and an autograph session with many Razorback greats. UA Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long will help kick off the festivities and then sign autographs from 10:15-11:30 a.m. For more information about the Champions for Kids Walk or Abbott Nutrition RazorFest, please visit www.championsforkids.org.
Due to construction on campus, parking near the stadium is limited. Shuttle services will be provided to the public beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Silver Route shuttles will pick up in Road Hog Park and Baum East lots and drop off at Gates 1 and 8, while the Gold Route will pick up in Lot 56 and drop off at Gates 1, 8, 13 and 16. After the game, the Silver Route will pick up at Gate 1 to go back to Road Hog Park and Baum East for one hour, while the Gold Route will pick up at Gate 16 to return to Lot 56 for one hour. Normal traffic flow will occur during the day before the game, but after the game the regular post-game traffic pattern will be followed with one-way access going South on Razorback Road.
Gates for the game will open at 12:30 p.m., but Gates 1, 12, 15 and 16 will open at 10 a.m. for RazorFest entry. The Broyles Center Museum will be open from 8-10:30 a.m., and the team is scheduled to arrive at approximately 11:15 a.m. for the Hog Walk at the top of Lot 44 north of the stadium. Due to RazorFest, strollers and umbrellas will be allowed to be brought into the stadium but not into the seating bowl. Owners are responsible for their items, and the UA will not provide storage or security for prohibited items.
The Razorback Ticket Office will have staffers at Gate 13 to assist customers with online season ticket renewals.In addition, UA staff can answer questions about the new Razorback E-Tickets program, a customer friendly, interactive digital ticketing solution that will be implemented for the 2012 football season.
Giveaways at the Red-White Spring Game include a football poster as well as pom poms from Cox Advanced TV. Students will have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the game and can register near Gate 16. There are multiple recognitions scheduled for Saturday, including pregame, during timeouts and at halftime. Fans are invited to pay special attention during halftime for a ceremony presenting senior and team awards from the 2011 season.