Thereare many events surrounding Saturday's sold-out football game against TexasA&M inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. The gamebegins at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN2.
Studentsare expected to camp out for entry into the game beginning Thursday at 6 p.m.Due to the campout, southbound traffic on Stadium Drive at Gate 15 will berouted east toward the Stadium Drive Parking Garage beginning at 6 p.m.Thursday and continuing until normal pregame traffic routes begin at 2 p.m.Saturday.
OnSaturday, the Broyles Center Museum will be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Fred W.Smith Football Center will not be open on game days this season.
TheHog Heaven store located in Bud Walton Arena, as well as the Bud Walton ArenaMuseum, will open at 9 a.m. and close at kickoff. Fans who make purchases atHog Heaven on game day can bring the clear checkout bags from Hog Heaven intothe stadium.
TheAT&T Fan Zone, which is free to the public and located in TheGardens just south of Bud Walton Arena, opens at 3 p.m. The AT&T Fan Zoneoffers inflatable games for kids, televisions and food and drink vendors. Aspart of the AT&T Fan Zone, fans have access to the large "Holding Pen"pavilion in the Gardens on game day. The pavilion will provide seating andseveral large televisions for fans to watch other college games before theRazorbacks take the field.
TheRazorback Foundation is hosting a membership appreciation event near theAT&T Fan Zone in The Gardens from 3-5:30 p.m. Members are encouragedto present their Razorback Foundation membership card to enjoy free hot dogs,while supplies last, and other giveaways.
Theteam is scheduled to arrive for the Hog Walk, which begins northof the stadium at the top of Lot 44, at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Gatesto Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium open at 4 p.m. Please notespecific bag and conduct policies below. Fans attending the game will find50,000 poms distributed in the seating areas when they arrive.
Apep rally featuring the Razorback Marching Band and Spirit Squad will takeplace at 4 p.m. in the AT&T Fan Zone, and a DJ will be on site toprovide music following the pep rally.
TheOne Hour to Kickoff Fireworks Alert is scheduled for approximately 5p.m. this week. When you hear this, it's time to start making your way into thestadium.
Saturday'shonorary captain Loyd Phillips is scheduled to sign autographs in the AT&TFan Zone from 5-5:30 p.m.
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TheArkansas Alumni Association has watch parties scheduled in 14 differentstates for this weekend's game.
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Football Fan Guide
The 2013 Football Fan Guide is now availablefor fans at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The guide provides helpful informationon parking, shuttle service, prohibited items (including but not limitedto bags, except those necessary for childcare or medical conditions orpurses no larger than 14 x 10 x 10, umbrellas, backpacks, video cameras, camerabags and still cameras with lens length exceeding 6 inches), a stadium diagramas well as stadium information and amenities. Services available again thisyear for fans include Child Locator ID Bracelets and a Stadium Texting Service.More information about these services and many others can be found in theguide. Additionally, all Hog Heaven locations will be open and equipped withRazorback gear, including Razorback rain ponchos.
This policy reflects the university's ongoingcommitment to recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security. "Exceptfor bags required for child care or medical conditions, all bags, backpacks, fanny packs, camera and binocular cases or other similar items andpurses larger than 14" long (side-to-side) x 10" wide (front to back) x 10"deep (top to bottom) are prohibited. All purses allowed into thestadium will be searched. Containers measuring 14" long x 10" wide x10" deep will be placed at each entry to Donald W. ReynoldsRazorback Stadium, shuttle pick up locations and selected parkinglots. Purses that do not fit into the container will not be permittedinside the stadium."
Your cooperation and consideration of alltailgating policies, which can be found in the 2013 Arkansas Football FanGuide, 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 theinstallation and size of tents. Setting up tents, awnings and similar equipmentfor tailgates may commence at 5 p.m. on Friday. Reminder to tailgaters, thattailgating setup and activities in parking lots and on university property isnot permitted prior to 5 p.m. on Friday. The items must be taken down andremoved by noon on Sunday. If a tent is placed before 5 p.m. on Friday, itwill be removed and can be picked up from lost and found through FacilitiesManagement, which can be contacted at 575-5050.
The University of Arkansas AthleticDepartment features Victory Village, a reserved tailgating area near Donald W.Reynolds Razorback Stadium, for all Fayetteville home football games. TheAthletic Department established the program, which is coordinated by IntentsParty Rentals, to provide fans a convenient, worry-free tailgate experienceclose to the stadium. There are several basic packages offered that include setup and tear down, along with multiple add-on options, lending to an individuallytailored, carefree gameday tailgate. Fans needing to drop off larger items fortheir reserved space can begin to do so six hours before kickoff and continueuntil four hours prior to kick.
Victory Village is comprised of two areas, aVictory Village North located above Lot 44 by the John W. Tyson Poultry Sciencebuilding, and Victory Village East located across Stadium Drive from Lot 44 onthe Administration Hill. Spots in Victory Village can be reserved on asingle-game or season-long basis. Tailgating in Victory Village will only bepermitted with a reservation. Victory Village is sold out for the Texas A&Mand South Carolina games, with a few spots remaining for the Louisiana,Southern Miss and Auburn games. For more information, contact Intents Party Rentalsat 479-251-8368.
Counterfeit Tickets and Parking Passes
TheUniversity of Arkansas is reminding fans about the risks of purchasing andusing either counterfeit tickets or parking passes. Both game tickets andparking passes are distributed by the UA Athletic Department and the RazorbackFoundation. If fans have any doubt about the validity of their game ticket orparking pass, they can visit the UA Athletic Ticket Office on Razorback Road toverify either during regular business hours, between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday. On game day, they can visit the Ticket Office at Donald W.Reynolds Razorback Stadium's Gate 1 starting three hours prior to kickoff.Further, those suspecting they have a counterfeit ticket or parking pass intheir possession should contact UAPD to report this as soon as possible. The UAAthletic Ticket Office would also like to remind fans that any personsattempting to enter the stadium with a counterfeit ticket could be deniedadmission and subject to an investigation. Also, any person discovered insidethe stadium with a stolen or counterfeit ticket will be escorted out.Additionally, to protect the integrity of valid parking passes and parkingspace on game day, parking attendants will be stationed at lot entrances andwill be stopping vehicles to mark each parking pass as the vehicle passesthrough. Any persons attempting to enter a lot with a counterfeit parking passcould be denied admission and subject to an investigation. Also, any vehiclediscovered inside a lot with a counterfeit parking pass will be removed fromthe lot.
Travel to the Stadium
Fans are reminded that if you are parking inlots South of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, it may be best to entercampus off of I-540 at Martin Luther King (Exit #62). If you are parking inlots North of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, it may be best to entercampus off of 1-540 at Wedington Drive (Exit #64). As a reminder, trafficcontrol begins four hours prior to kick. The pre-game and post-game traffic routescan be found in the 2013 Football Fan Guide at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Fan Code of Conduct Razorbackfans are the best of the best. They model this by loudly supporting theRazorbacks and displaying respect and good sportsmanship toward the visitingteam and visiting fans. The NCAA, SEC and UA have assigned a high priority toassuring athletic events are conducted in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere whichpromotes good sportsmanship by spectators, student-athletes and coaches. Werequest your cooperation by supporting the participants, officials, thosearound you, and event management in a positive manner and treating others withcourtesy and respect. Refrain from throwing objects onto the field for anyreason. Do not enter the playing areas at any time, unlessdirected to do so in an emergency situation, including after-game celebrations.
Publicparking is limited on campus on game days. Pay parking is available at theHarmon Avenue Parking Garage located north of Center Street on Harmon Avenue.There is a $10 charge per vehicle for parking and spaces are available on afirst come, first serve basis. Free off-campus parking is available off ofRazorback Road near Baum Stadium. A shuttle service is provided beginning fourhours prior to kick-off.
Amajority of the parking lots around Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium arereserved for Razorback Foundation members. For more information about reservedparking, please contact the Razorback Foundation at (479) 443-9000 or visitrazorbackfoundation.com
Busand RV Parking
Busparking is available at Baum Stadium behind the Tyson Indoor Track and FieldComplex. There is no charge for bus parking and spaces cannot be reserved. Ashuttle service is available. RV parking is not allowed in any campus lot. RVparking is available on a first come, first serve basis at Road Hog Park bycalling (479) 409-8178.
ADA parking is available on a first come,first serve basis in a designated area in Lot 56, located on the corner ofMartin Luther King Blvd. (6th Street) and Razorback Road. Overflow ADA parkingis available at Baum East. A state-issued license plate or hang tag will berequired to enter the designated ADA parking areas in each lot. A shuttle isavailable from both lots and drops off/picks up at Gates 1 and 8 (both on thewest side of the stadium) and Gates 14 and 16 (both on the east side of thestadium). Because of the high demand for the shuttle service from Lot 56 andBaum East, ridership is prioritized by those patrons who have a disability andone caretaker for riders needing additional assistance. There is no fee to ridethe shuttle.
*Please note that it is against the law touse an ADA parking permit unless the person to whom the permit is issued is inthe vehicle. State laws will be enforced and the disabled person issued alicense plate or certificate, shall, upon request of any police officer or anyother person authorized to enforce parking laws, ordinances, or regulations, presentto that officer or authorized person the photo identification card, drivers'license with disability endorsement, or other authorized documentationestablishing the person's disability (Arkansas Rule 2007-7).
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