Nov. 19, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- The UAB athletics department is encouraging Blazer fans to sit on the east side of Legion Field when the UAB football team plays host to the Rice Owls on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The Blazer football team will also move from the bench on the west side of the field to the east side for the game.
In addition, the UAB student section will be relocated behind the Blazers' bench on the east side.
The Thursday night contest (6:30 p.m. CST) between the Blazers and Owls will be televised nationally by Fox Sports 1.
"We are hopeful of a good turnout for the Rice game," said UAB Athletic Director Brian Mackin. "With the television broadcast of the game, we want to fill the east side of the stadium and are asking our fans to assist in this effort by sitting on the east side of Legion Field. It is our intent to present a positive image to all the viewers who will be watching that night.
"Moving our team to the east side will allow our fans to continue to sit behind our bench to support our players and coaches," said Mackin. "The move will also allow us to have both benches on the same side of the field as the teams' locker rooms."