April 26, 2013
WHAT:2013 UAB Spring Football Game & Blazer Fan Fest
WHEN:Saturday, April 27 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:West Campus Field UAB
ADMISSION IS FREE PARKING AND "TENT CITY" OPEN AT 7 A.M.
The UAB football team will take the field Saturday as it wraps up 2013 spring drills with the annual spring game at West Campus Field on the UAB campus.
The spring game and BlazerFan Fest will be held on the two-year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that ran through Alabama and so many communities near the Birmingham area. UAB Athletics is utilizing this event as a platform to promote weather safety, to continue to remember the affected communities, and to recognize our local hometown heroes. UAB is inviting all hometown heroes from the local affected communities who were able to lend a helping hand to their neighbors that day to be honored on the sideline during the opening kickoff.
Former UAB football player and current City of Tuscaloosa firefighter RHETT GALLEGO, whose memorable field goal in 2000 on the final play of the game defeated LSU, will conduct the ceremonial kickoff to start the game and will represent all hometown heroes in attendance.
In addition, local meteorologist JAMES SPANN of ABC 33/40 and WALT MADDOX, Mayor of Tuscaloosa and former UAB football player, will serve as honorary guest coaches. The American Red Cross will be set up inside "Tent City" with mobile units for fans to donate blood. Fans are also encouraged to bring their weather radios to have them programmed on-site.
UAB's football team will don special helmet decals representing those affected by the tornadoes. Fans are invited to stick around after the spring game to watch the UAB Softball team host Marshall in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.
PARKING AND TENT INFORMATION FOR TAILGATING
Tailgate spots are free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 7 a.m. "Tent City" will be located in the parking lot adjacent to the UAB Sand Volleyball courts (Lot 15F/7)
Vehicles will not be allowed to park inside "Tent City". Fans can park in Lot 15F, which is directly across from "Tent City"
BLAZER FANFEST EVENTS
Inflatables for kids, face painting, a balloon artist as well as concessions will be available at 9 a.m..
Autographs and photos: Fans are welcome to go onto the field to get autographs and photos with the Blazer football players and coaches following the spring game. Free autograph cards and roster cards will be available in "Tent City" and at the main entrance to West Campus Field.
2013 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Football season tickets for the 2013 season will be on sale at the ticket booth at the main entrance inside West Campus Field. All NEW season tickets holders will receive a FREE parking pass (a $40 value).
Click Here to order your 2013 UAB football season tickets
UAB SOFTBALL HOSTS MARSHALL AT 1 P.M.
Blazer fans are invited to make it a football and softball day on Saturday. The UAB softball team, leaders of Conference USA with a 16-2 league record, will host Marshall for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. at the UAB Softball Field.