Photo: Walt Beazley, UA Athletics
The UA football team’s annual Red-White spring game begins at 2 p.m. Saturday inside Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
Admission is free and open to the public.
This year’s game will be televised on CST and shown outside the viewing area on ESPN3.com. ESPN also will provide multiple live look-ins during the game as part of its ESPN Goal Line: Spring Football special.
Just outside the stadium in Lot 44, RazorFest will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The annual even is also free to the public, and includes a fun zone, games, music, mascots, giveaways and an autograph session with many Razorback greats. UA athletics director Jeff Long will kick off the festivities before signing autographs from 10:15-11:30 a.m.
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. 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.