JONESBORO, Ark. (4/8/13) – The Arkansas State football team will hold its annual spring game at Liberty Bank Stadium on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m., when A-State fans will get one of their first looks at the defending Sun Belt Conference champion Red Wolves in a “game day” atmosphere under new head coach Bryan Harsin.
ASU began its spring camp March 11, and the spring game will count as another practice for the Red Wolves as they continue preparations for the 2013 season. A-State will practice three times this week leading up to the spring game, and it also has one additional practice currently set for April 15 as part of its spring camp.
There is no admission charge for the spring game, but fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be collected at all open entrances (gates 2, 6, 7, 8 - all located on the west side of the stadium). Although there is no charge to attend the spring football game, tickets for the event have already been distributed and additional tickets will be available at the entry gates that will grant admission at no charge to the Red Wolves’ home baseball game the same day at 4 p.m. against Sun Belt Conference opponent South Alabama.
The spring game, featuring four ten-minute quarters and a 15-minute halftime, will utilize a traditional game format and scoring system.
In addition to the on-field action, the ASU band will be in attendance as an electric atmosphere is expected. Several promotions will be held as well, including an autograph session on the Liberty Bank Stadium field with the players and coaches following the game. Fans are also encouraged to tailgate prior to and after the game, and Tailgate City will be open with inflatables and activities planned for kids.
Barbeque, concessions, Arkansas State merchandise and 2013 football tickets will all be available for purchase as well. Free 2013 A-State football posters and schedule cards will also be available, and the ASU Bookstore will be issuing a limited-edition Red Wolves’ t-shirts with the purchase of a 12-pack Coca-Cola product.
A-State’s spring football game and three-game baseball series against South Alabama are being held as part of the Red Wolves’ “Springcominng” weekend, which also includes the ASU women’s tennis team’s final home match of the season at 11 a.m. on April 13 against Louisiana-Monroe at Allen Park.
Campus Kids Day will be held in conjunction with the tennis match, and all participants will receive a free t-shirt, tattoos, a chance to win prizes, rules to understand the game, and have their picture taken with the players. There will also be face painting, an ice cream social and other fun activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend time on the court between matches. To register for the event please R.S.V.P. to the Arkansas State Athletics Marketing Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your child’s name, shirt size, parent name and telephone number.
The Red Wolves’ baseball series against the Jaguars also includes a 6 p.m. outing Friday, April 12, when Harsin will throw the first pitch. The series will conclude Sunday with a 1 p.m. game at Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field.
Season tickets for A-State’s 2013 football campaign remain on sale at the ASU Ticket Office, as well as single-game baseball tickets for the 2013 season. The ASU Ticket Office can be contacted at 870-972-2781.