2009 Texas Football Spring Jamboree presented by Time Warner Cable
March 26, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- At Texas, football is always an event, and this year's Texas Football Spring Jamboree presented by Time Warner Cable is no different.
On Sunday, April 5, fans get to see the Longhorns in action for the first time since their epic Fiesta Bowl victory in January, and also get the opportunity to take in a day's worth of festivities at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Admission to all events is free.
And there is also the chance to take home a piece of Texas Longhorns history.
New FieldTurf is being installed for the 2009 season, and the grass playing surface will be removed at the conclusion of the scrimmage and available for purchase. For $20, fans can own a 12-inch by 12-inch square of the grass turf.
Pre-sale for the sod goes from noon to 6 p.m. at the Red McCombs Red Zone ticket office. Distribution of the sod begins one hour after the conclusion of the scrimmage at the Archway Gate in the Red McCombs Red Zone Food Court. The sod is only available for purchase on the day of the scrimmage, and all sales are final. The proceeds go directly towards the new turf for the upcoming season.
This historic offer is only available at this unique football event. In addition to seeing live football action, the Spring Fan Fest allows patrons of all ages to enjoy festivities in and around the stadium all afternoon.
The annual event also provides Texas Football with an opportunity to honor, both physically and symbolically, the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. This year, the 40 yard line on the south side of the field will be omitted in honor of the 40 percent of our active and reserve military who are deployed, yellow ribbons will be painted on the playing field and the coaching staff will wear yellow ribbons on the sidelines.
Gates 14 and 16 in the McCombs Red Zone open at noon, and fans can experience a variety of events, including the Time Warner Cable super slide and moonwalk, a mobile dairy classroom provided by Southwest Dairy Farmers, a money machine provided by Univision and game areas from Matt's El Rancho and Regal Entertainment Group.
Plan to arrive early, because football players will enter through the Tom and Cinda Hicks North Gate at 12:15 p.m. The first 3,000 fans will receive a free Texas Longhorns inflataflag, courtesy of Time Warner Cable.
Longhorns, Ltd., and the Red McCombs Red Zone Food Court eateries will also be open, and Bevo, Smokey the Cannon and Big Bertha will be on hand for photos.
Also beginning at noon, Longhorns Kids Club members and their guests can enjoy a private pizza party inside Gate 25, and will get to experience the scrimmage, set to kickoff at 2:30 p.m., from a reserved seating block in section 16.
If you know someone who is interested in becoming a member of the Time Warner Cable Longhorns Kids Club, please visit LonghornsKidsClub.com or call the club's hotline at 512-232-4272.
ESPNU and ESPN360.com will televise the scrimmage. ESPN360.com will showcase the scrimmage live at 2:30 p.m. Central, while ESPNU will re-air it later that night at 8:30 p.m. Central.
2009 TEXAS FOOTBALL SPRING JAMBOREE PRESENTED BY TIME WARNER CABLE
Noon -- Fan Fest opens in the Red McCombs Red Zone. Enter through Gates 14 and 16 off 23rd St.
12:15 p.m. -- Players walk through the Tom and Cinda Hicks North Gate
1:30 p.m. -- Gates to the stadium open
2:30 p.m. -- Scrimmage begins
6 p.m. -- Sod sale concludes