Full day of free activities surround Kansas Spring Football Showcase presented by Bank Midwest
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A fun day of events and activities for the whole family will be hosted by Kansas Athletics surrounding the 2018 Kansas Spring Football Showcase presented by Bank Midwest. KU’s Spring Football Showcase presented by Bank Midwest is slated for Saturday, April 28 and will feature the final spring football practice session of 2018. The football practice portion of the day will begin at 1 p.m., on Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and admission for all the day’s activities is free.
The Spring Football Showcase presented by Bank Midwest 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 showcase will be broadcast live across the state of Kansas on the Jayhawk Radio Network, with an audio stream also available at KUAthletics.com.
The day will begin with the annual Bike Rodeo starting at 10 a.m., in lots 92 and 94, which are located on the east side of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The Bike Rodeo will feature a bicycle course and free bike inspections, courtesy of Douglas County Fire and Medical. In addition, kids aged 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.
More family-friendly activities will be available before the game in the Hawk Zone, which will open at 11 a.m., on the Kansas football practice fields located adjacent to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on the southeast side and features inflatable games for children, photo opportunities, poster-making, stickers and face tattoos. The Hawk Zone will be open from 11 a.m., until kickoff of the Spring Football Showcase.
For the fourth-consecutive year, Kansas football is welcoming back all former players for an alumni game. The alumni flag football game is scheduled for a noon kickoff in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. All KU football alumni interested in participating should contact director of traditions, Candace Dunback, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Train Like A Jayhawk clinic for kids grades 1-6 will take place on Kivisto Field inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The clinic, consisting of multiple instructional stations led by KU football players, will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Spring Football Showcase. Participating children will receive a Train Like A Jayhawk T-shirt. Check-in for the clinic will begin at 11 a.m., at the Hawk Zone until the showcase begins. Once the Spring Football Showcase is underway, Train Like A Jayhawk check-in will take place in the south concourse area of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
Online registration for the Train Like A Jayhawk clinic is available, but space is limited. Train Like a Jayhawk registration and more information on the various activities surrounding the 2018 Kansas Spring Football Showcase can be found by visiting KUAthletics.com.
Gates to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium open at 11 a.m., and numerous 2018 promotional items will be available for fans. Seating for the Spring Football Showcase will be limited to the west side of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, and fans will be allowed to enter the stadium at gates 1, 3, 4, 8, 32 and 33 and west ramps as well as the suite elevators. The clear bag policy will be in effect for the Kansas Spring Football Showcase. For more information on the clear bag policy, please visit our Clear Bag Policy page.
Rally House at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium will be open at one location. A stand on the southwest corner of the stadium on the concourse level will be open from 11 a.m., until the end of the showcase.
Parking for the Spring Football Showcase is free, with the exception of the Mississippi Street garage.
KU will begin the 2018 season on September 1 vs. Nicholls State. The Jayhawks will also host nonconference opponent Rutgers (Sept. 15/Family Weekend, Childhood Cancer Awareness) before Big 12 rivals Oklahoma State (Sept. 29/Homecoming, K-Club Weekend), TCU (Oct. 27/Jayhawks for a Cure), Iowa State (Nov. 3/Salute to Service) and Texas (Nov. 23/Senior Day) visit Lawrence.
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