As the Kansasfootball team kicks off its 2013 season against South Dakota Saturday, amultitude of activities will be going on in and around Memorial Stadium to makefor an exciting game day experience. Game time is slated for 6 p.m., as theJayhawks will open their 124th season of football under second-year head coach CharlieWeis.
The game versus the Coyotes will serve as Salute to Service day with all activeand retired military personnel, police, fire, medical and first responders willreceive $15 admission with the presentation of a valid ID. Additionally, FamilyFour Packs are available which include four general admission tickets for $60.
The Hy-Vee Hawk Zone will open two and a half hours prior to kickoff (3:30p.m.) and is located on the practice fields, which are located southeast ofMemorial Stadium. The fun zone is filled with inflatable games, face painting,balloon making, free giveaways and much more. This Saturday only, the Kansasmen's basketball team will be signing autographs from 4-5 p.m. Only one itemper person will be allowed in the autograph line.
As is tradition at Kansas football games, the Marching Jayhawks will begintheir march down Campanile Hill one hour prior to kickoff (5 p.m.). The MarchingJayhawks' halftime performance for Saturday's home opener will be "TheClassic Rock Show".
A new addition to Jayhawk football games in 2013 will be the Rock Chalk Recycleprogram. Fans should look for new recycling, compost and trash bins as the programlaunches on the hill and in Memorial Stadium. Blue trash bags are designatedfor recycling, green for compost and grey for landfill bound items. Bypartnering in this new initiative, Jayhawk fans can help lead the way inbuilding sustainable traditions.
Following the game, fans will not leave empty handed as there will be a JayhawkLicense Plate giveaway upon exit from the stadium.
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