Exciting Activities Surround Kansas Football Season Opener Saturday

LAWRENCE, Kan. — As the Kansas football team kicks off its 2013 season against South Dakota Saturday, a multitude of activities will be going on in and around Memorial Stadium to make for an exciting game day experience. Game time is slated for 6 p.m., as the Jayhawks will open their 124th season of football under second-year head coach Charlie Weis.

The game versus the Coyotes will serve as Salute to Service day with all active and retired military personnel, police, fire, medical and first responders will receive $15 admission with the presentation of a valid ID. Additionally, Family Four 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 (3:30 p.m.) and is located on the practice fields, which are located southeast of Memorial Stadium. The fun zone is filled with inflatable games, face painting, balloon making, free giveaways and much more. This Saturday only, the Kansas men’s basketball team will be signing autographs from 4-5 p.m. Only one item per person will be allowed in the autograph line.  

As is tradition at Kansas football games, the Marching Jayhawks will begin their march down Campanile Hill one hour prior to kickoff (5 p.m.). The Marching Jayhawks’ halftime performance for Saturday’s home opener will be “The Classic Rock Show”.

A new addition to Jayhawk football games in 2013 will be the Rock Chalk Recycle program. Fans should look for new recycling, compost and trash bins as the program launches on the hill and in Memorial Stadium. Blue trash bags are designated for recycling, green for compost and grey for landfill bound items. By partnering in this new initiative, Jayhawk fans can help lead the way in building sustainable traditions. 

Following the game, fans will not leave empty handed as there will be a Jayhawk License Plate giveaway upon exit from the stadium.

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