Kansas Athletics Announces Changes to 2015 Spring Football Game Day Schedule
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Athletics has a fun day of events and activities planned surrounding the annual Kansas football Spring Game presented by Cox Communications. Kickoff is slated for Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m., on Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium and admission is free. With expected inclement weather in the morning, a couple of changes have been made to the schedule for the day’s events and activities—most notably the timing of the Train Like A Jayhawk clinic.
The Train Like A Jayhawk clinic for kids grades 1-6 will take place on Kivisto Field inside Memorial Stadium. The clinic, during which stations will be directed by KU football players, will now begin immediately following the conclusion of the Spring Game. Participating children will receive a Train Like A Jayhawk t-shirt. Registration for the clinic will begin at 11 a.m., at the southeast gate of Memorial Stadium.
Online registration for the Train Like A Jayhawk clinic is still available, but space is limited. Train Like a Jayhawk registration and more information on the various activities surrounding the 2015 Kansas football Spring Game can be found by visiting KUAthletics.com/trainlikeajayhawk.
The day will now begin with the Hy-Vee Hawk Zone, which will open at 11 a.m., on the Kansas football practice fields located adjacent to Memorial Stadium on the southeast side and will feature inflatable games for children, photo opportunities, poster-making, stickers and face tattoos. The Fun Zone will be open from 11 a.m., until kickoff of the Spring Game.
The sixth annual Bike Rodeo will also begin at 11 a.m., in lots 58 and 65. The Bike Rodeo will feature a bicycle course and free bike inspections, courtesy of Douglas County Fire and Medical. In addition, kids 15 and younger will be custom-fitted with a free bicycle helmet (while supplies last) as they learn about bicycle rules of the road, trail etiquette and pool safety.
Kansas football is welcoming back all former players for an alumni game. The alumni game is scheduled for a noon kickoff in Memorial Stadium and will be a flag football game. All KU football alumni interested in participating should contact director of traditions, Candace Dunback, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gates to Memorial Stadium open at 11 a.m., and numerous 2015 promotional items will be available for fans. With the entire stadium open for seating, fans will be allowed to enter the stadium at the NE, SE, NW, SW and west ramps as well as the suite elevators.
The KU Store will be open at two locations. Stands on both the east and west concourses will be open from 11:30 a.m., until the end of the game.
Parking for the Spring Game is free. KU Parking and Transit, however, will be on hand to assist fans with questions about open parking. The parking garage on Mississippi Street, adjacent to the Kansas Union, will be available for use, but patrons will be charged at its normal rate. Parking in the garage is $1.75 for the first hour or any portion of an hour, and $1.50 per hour for all subsequent hours.
The game will be televised live on the Jayhawk Television Network in the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area and nationally on ESPN3. Additionally, the game will be broadcast live across the state of Kansas on the Jayhawk Radio Network, with an audio stream also available at KUAthletics.com.
KU will begin the 2015 season on September 5 vs. South Dakota State. The Jayhawks will also host non-conference opponent Memphis (Sept. 12/Family Weekend, Band Day) before Big 12 rivals Baylor (Oct. 10), Texas Tech (Oct. 17), Oklahoma (Oct. 31/Homecoming, K-Club Weekend), West Virginia (Nov. 21) and K-State (Nov. 28) visit Lawrence.
Season tickets for the seven-game home schedule are now on sale for as low as $115. The Family Season Ticket Plan, which includes two youth and two adult general admission tickets, is $400.
Fans can purchase their season tickets at the Spring Game at ticket tables on Campanile Hill, in the Hy-Vee Hawk Zone, in the west concourse and in Section 3 inside the stadium seating area. Additionally, tickets are available online at www.KUAthletics.com, by calling 800-34-HAWKS or in-person at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket office.
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