FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- Abbott Nutrition RazorFest kicks off a day of family activities at Arkansas’ Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at noon on Saturday, culminating with the Red-White Spring Game.
RazorFest activities run from noon until 5:30 p.m. with the football game scheduled for 6 p.m.
Admission is free to the game and RazorFest. Donations for the support of Tusk, who is going to be at the stadium, and the live mascot program are encouraged and going to be collected at gates entering the stadium.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early. The team is scheduled to arrive around 3:15 p.m. for the player walk through Lot 44 to the Broyles Athletic Center.
The Razorback Marching Band is going to be on the field for pre-game and will form an “A” for the team to run through.
In the stadium, all gates in the lower bowl are going to open for the game at 4:30 p.m.
The first 7,000 fans entering are going to receive a 2009 Razorback Football Schedule Poster, which is sponsored by Chick-fil-A and Cox. Posters are going to be available when gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Outside the stadium, shuttles are going to run from Baum Stadium to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium from 2 p.m. until two hours after the game ends. A handicap shuttle, which is also open to everyone, is going to run from Lot 56 on the corner of Razorback Road and Martin Luther King Blvd. (Sixth Street) to the stadium. The Gold route shuttle is unloading at gates 1, 8, 13 and 16 while the Silver route shuttle is unloading at gates 1 and 8 only.
Public parking is available in lots 56, 56B, 56D, 46, Stadium Drive Parking Garage, Harmon Avenue Parking Garage and at Baum Stadium. The Markham Hill area and streets without designated spaces are not available for public parking.
The post-game traffic flow is the same as a regular game. Fans parked in Lot 44 and north of that position are going to exit to the north. Everyone on the west side of Razorback Road is going to exit to the south. Stadium Drive, Meadow Street and Leroy Pond are going to be open to two-way traffic.
Razorback Transit is offering regular Saturday reduced service from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. The Red, Tan and Blue Reduced routes should operate as usual, but there may be delays in service on the Green Reduced route.
For the game, head coach Bobby Petrino is splitting his team into two groups. The first team offense and defense are squaring off against the second and third team offense and defense.
The spring game is going to resemble an actual regular season contest with the exception of no contact on punts and kickoffs. The first half is going to be played under regular clock operations, but the second half is going to be played with a running clock.
RazorFest activities get underway with the Energizer Pep Rally at noon, featuring members of the Razorback spirit groups, giveaways and spirit competitions all in the parking lot north of the football stadium and the Broyles Athletic Center.
Family activities are scheduled in the parking lot, below the east concourse of the stadium and along the south end zone concourse of the stadium.