Far Post Tailgate to highlight Pack the Park at KU-KSU soccer match Friday
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Numerous events will surround Kansas soccer’s first-ever meeting with Kansas State to help fans pack Rock Chalk Park when the Jayhawks take on their in-state rival on Friday, Oct. 6. A pre-game tailgate, a KU soccer scarf giveaway and a KU soccer jersey raffle are just a few of the promotional activities fans will be able to enjoy when the Jayhawks and Wildcats compete in the first soccer edition of the Dillons Sunflower Showdown.
“Far Post” Tailgate
- Rock Chalk Park parking lot will be open starting at 5 p.m., and fans are encouraged to come early to tailgate before the match.
- A food truck from La Parrilla will be on sight serving food and drinks.
- Tailgating games, music and appearances from Kansas mascots.
Limited edition KU Soccer Scarf Giveaway
- Fans in attendance will get a limited edition Kansas soccer jersey scarf. Limited to one scarf per person while supplies last.
KU Soccer Jersey Contest
Three Kansas soccer jerseys will be given away at the match. Fans in attendance can sign up for the contest before the match at the link below, or after they get to Rock Chalk Park on the night of the match. The winners of the raffle are to be announced in the second half.
SIGN-UP EARLY FOR JERSEY CONTEST
KU students are encouraged to attend the match and will be admitted for free with their student ID.
There will be two shuttles available prior to the match to take students from campus to Rock Chalk Park. The first bus will depart from the Student Union at 5:45 p.m. and will make a stop on Daisy Hill before leaving for Rock Chalk Park. A second bus will follow the same route approximately 30 minutes later starting at the Union at 6:20 p.m. Busses will bring students back to Daisy Hill and the Union following the end of the match.
Free pizza will be available for all KU students in attendance (while supplies last).
The match will also feature a student-only KU jersey contest. All students in attendance can enter to win at the gates of Rock Chalk Park with their student ID or they can sign-up prior to the match at the link below. The jersey winner will be announced in the second half.
The Jayhawks are currently 6-5-2 in their 2017 campaign as they head into the third weekend of Big 12 Conference play. Kansas will meet Kansas State for the first time in its history as the Wildcat program is in its second year of existence.