April 9, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - UCF's inaugural spring football game inside Bright House Networks Stadium is slated for Saturday. The contest, which begins at 3 p.m., is part of UCF's Hall of Fame Weekend.
Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, prospective season-ticket holders can participate in a select-a-seat event at the stadium. Following the spring game, members of team will participate in fan day, signing autographs for UCF supporters.
Fans can purchase tickets prior to the game online at www.ucfathletics.com, via the phone at 407-UCF-1000 and at the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at Bright House Networks Stadium. The ticket office, on the west side of the facility, is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the ticket office, which is located on the west side of the stadium.
UCF students will receive free admission with a valid school ID.
After a recent UCF practice, members of the UCF athletics communications office spoke with senior offensive lineman Patrick Brown and senior defensive back Joe Burnett about the spring game.
#78 - OL Patrick Brown
How excited are you to play the spring game at Bright House Networks Stadium?
"It's going to be awesome. I have been here for two other springs and it's not really a big event because we're playing on the practice fields. Now that we have the stadium, there's a lot more hype. There is going to be tailgating. I know my family is coming to tailgate. It is going to be a lot of fun and there are going to be a lot of people here."
How eager are you to run out of the tunnel onto the field on Saturday?
"It's going to be the same emotion as when we ran out there for the Conference USA Championship game. Every time we go in there, we have the mindset that we're going to work our hardest and have fun."
#19 - DB Joe Burnett
What are you most excited about in regards to the spring game?
"The fan base. I know we have a lot of fans and a lot of students who have been talking about it. Athletics is doing a great job promoting it. I want to see how packed we can get the stadium. It's going to be fun. We are going to go out and compete."