Jayhawk fans' guide to Late Night
For the fourth year in a row Kansas Athletics will host Phog Fest on the front lawn of Allen Fieldhouse, with activities starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. Phog Fest will have activities for all fans to enjoy leading up to Late Night, including the Hawk Zone, radio remotes, music and much more. The festival will also include food trucks, giveaways from a variety of sponsors, interactive displays and much more throughout the day.
THE $10,000 SHOT
For the fifth-straight year, one female and one male will each have the opportunity to win $10,000 from men’s basketball coach Bill Self by making a half-court shot at Late Night. In each of the first two Late Nights, men’s basketball Director of Basketball Operations Brennan Bechard made the shot for two lucky KU students. Since the last two years have not been the same, expect greater opportunities for the two lucky fans to win.
We have received incredibly positive feedback about this year’s Late Night performer, Snoop Dogg, from fans of all ages. He has been on the cutting-edge of the rap industry for more than 25 years. His story-telling ability and unique life experiences have drawn people in from all walks of life.
We know that the performers don’t appeal to every fan’s taste in music and that some fans are more interested in the basketball portion of our program. In an effort to highlight the basketball experience in Allen Fieldhouse, we’ve shifted Snoop Dogg’s performance to the final act of Late Night in the Phog.
We are thrilled at the opportunity to have Snoop Dogg perform at Late Night and look forward to Allen Fieldhouse being packed to kick off another phenomenal year!
For the fourth-consecutive year, the championship games of a 3-on-3 Tournament will be played inside Allen Fieldhouse after the doors are opened. The tourney, comprised of women’s and men’s divisions, is being held the week leading up to Late Night, with both women’s and men’s finals to be held prior to the start of the Late Night program. KU head basketball coaches Bill Self and Brandon Schneider will present trophies to the winners during Late Night.
Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to be part of the Late Night in the Phog Light Show during both the women’s and men’s introductions. To participate, fans will need to download the Kansas Jayhawks app from the Apple or Android app stores and follow instructions inside the arena. The feature will utilize fans cell phone screens to light up Allen Fieldhouse during each of the team’s intro videos with a synchronized light show.
As is the tradition at Late Night, fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, which Kansas Athletics will donate to Just Food of Douglas County. Late Night in the Phog is Just Food’s biggest collection event throughout the year. Non-perishable food and monetary donations supporting Just Food will be accepted throughout the day.
Parking-wise, Lot 90, east and south of Allen Fieldhouse across Naismith Drive, opens at noon. Fans may also park in in the parking garage just north of Allen Fieldhouse with hourly rates. Lower levels of the parking garage will be reserved. All other normal campus parking rules apply. Click here for a campus parking map.