UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS RELEASE
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –There are many events surrounding Saturday’s Homecoming game between No. 8 Arkansas and 10th-ranked South Carolina inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The second top-10 matchup in Fayetteville since 1979 begins at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.
As the University of Arkansas welcomes alumni back to campus, the festive weekend begins Friday at 3 p.m. with the groundbreaking ceremony for the new football operations center, which will be held on the football practice fields located south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Homecoming parade begins down Dickson Street at 7 p.m. on Friday and will be followed by a pep rally at the Greek Theatre beginning at 8 p.m. The Razorback men’s basketball team also begins its 2011-12 campaign with an exhibition game against Commerce inside Bud Walton Arena at 7 p.m.
Saturday, the Broyles Center Museum will be open from 8 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. The Hog Heaven store located in Bud Walton Arena, as well as the Bud Walton Arena Museum, will open at 9 a.m. and close at kickoff. The AT&T Fan Zone at The Gardens opens with a concert by the Vinyl Kings at 3:15 p.m., and a pep rally featuring the Razorback Marching Band and Spirit Squad is scheduled for 4:00. Please note the location change of the Fan Zone, which is free to the public, from what was the Trough (north of the stadium just off of Maple) to The Gardens (south of the stadium off of Razorback Road and Leroy Pond). In addition to live music, the Fan Zone offers inflatable games for kids, televisions and food and drink vendors.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to arrive for the Hog Walk, which begins north of the stadium at the top of lot 44, at approximately 4 p.m.
A limited number of tickets for the general public are still available and can be purchased by calling the Razorback Ticket Office at 800-982-HOGS or online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. UA students who did not purchase the Razorback Access Pass should visit the tent located between Gates 15 and 16 for potential ticket availability determined near kickoff.
Football Fan Guide
The 2011 Football Fan Guide is now available for fans at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The guide provides helpful information on parking, shuttle service, prohibited items (including but not limited to large bags, backpacks, video cameras, camera bags and still cameras with lens length exceeding 6 inches), a stadium diagram as well as stadium information and amenities. Services available again this year for fans include Child Locator ID Bracelets and a Stadium Texting Service. More information about these services and many others can be found in the Guide.
Your cooperation and consideration of all tailgating policies, which can be found in the 2011 Arkansas Football Fan Guide, will be especially helpful as it pertains to one parking space/one car, no tents permitted in a parking space and adherence to the policies about the installation and size of tents. Setting up tents, awnings and similar equipment for tailgates may commence at 5 p.m. on Friday. Reminder to tailgaters, that tailgating setup and activities in parking lots and on university property is not permitted prior to 5 p.m. on Friday. The items must be taken down and removed by Noon on Sunday. If a tent is placed before 5 p.m. on Friday, it will be removed and can be picked up from lost and found through Facilities Management, which can be contacted at 575-5050.
Administration Hill Tailgating
Beginning with the 2011 football season, tailgating space on Administration Hill (corner of Stadium Drive and Maple) may be reserved through the Athletic Department’s Marketing Office for a $25 processing fee. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All tailgating policies will apply to set up time and all other parameters. Any space NOT reserved in that area will be open to the general public, again on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on how to reserve your space, please contact the marketing office at 479-575-4412.
Counterfeit Tickets and Parking Passes
With one of the most highly anticipated seasons in school history in 2011, the University of Arkansas is reminding fans about the risks of purchasing and using either counterfeit tickets or parking passes. Both game tickets and parking passes are distributed by the UA Athletic Department and the Razorback Foundation. If fans have any doubt about the validity of their game ticket or parking pass, they can visit the UA Athletic Ticket Office on Razorback Road to verify either during regular business hours, between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. On game day, they can visit the Ticket Office at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium’s Gate 1 starting four hours prior to kickoff. Further, those suspecting they have a counterfeit ticket or parking pass in their possession should contact UAPD to report this as soon as possible. The UA Athletic Ticket Office would also like to remind fans that any persons attempting to enter the stadium with a counterfeit ticket could be denied admission and subject to an investigation. Also, any person discovered inside the stadium with a stolen or counterfeit ticket will be escorted out. Additionally, to protect the integrity of valid parking passes and parking space on game day, parking attendants will be stationed at lot entrances and will be stopping vehicles to mark each parking pass as the vehicle passes through. Any persons attempting to enter a lot with a counterfeit parking pass could be denied admission and subject to an investigation. Also, any vehicle discovered inside a lot with a counterfeit parking pass will be removed from the lot.
Travel to the Stadium
Fans are reminded that if you are parking in lots South of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, it may be best to enter campus off of I-540 at Martin Luther King (Exit #62). If you are parking in lots North of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, it may be best to enter campus off of 1-540 at Wedington Drive (Exit #64). As a reminder, traffic control begins four hours prior to kick. The pre-game and post-game traffic routes can be found in the 2011 Football Fan Guide at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Fan Code of Conduct
Razorback fans are the best of the best. They model this by loudly supporting the Razorbacks and displaying respect and good sportsmanship toward the visiting team and visiting fans. The NCAA, SEC and UA have assigned a high priority to assuring athletic events are conducted in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship by spectators, student-athletes and coaches. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants, officials, those around you, and event management in a positive manner and treating others with courtesy and respect. Refrain from throwing objects onto the field for any reason. Do not enter the playing areas at any time, unless directed to do so in an emergency situation, including after-game celebrations.