Football Legends To Return To Campus For Spring Game Autograph Session


GO KNIGHTS All-American Kevin Smith is amongst the many former Knights expected back for the Spring Game's autograph session.
GO KNIGHTS
All-American Kevin Smith is amongst the many former Knights expected back for the Spring Game's autograph session.
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April 9, 2010

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By Joe Hornstein
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The 2010 UCF Football FanFest on Saturday, April 17, just got more exciting, with the addition of the UCF Football Legends Autograph Session, taking place during the season ticket holder open house prior to the annual football Spring Game at Bright House Networks Stadium.  

 

Amongst the football lettermen expected to return are: Kevin Smith, Josh Sitton, Torell Troup, Paul Carrington, Elgin Davis, Jimmy Fryzel, Doug Gabriel, Mike Gruttadauria, Alex Haynes, Paul Miranda, Elton Patterson and Marquette Smith.  Other former players, depending on their schedules, are also expected to attend.

 

Make sure you get your spring game tickets purchased, so you can meet and greet the current and former "NFL Knights" who will take part in an exclusive autograph session between 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., near Gate 14 in the east concourse of Bright House Networks Stadium.  The autograph session is free for Spring Game ticket holders.

 

Tickets for the game are just $5 and kids 17 and under are admitted FREE, as are UCF students with a valid school ID.   Your ticket also includes FREE parking right next to the stadium in the Gold Zone "E" Lots starting at 8 a.m.

 

The game itself is the center piece of a full day of UCF football action that includes the postgame UCF Pigskin Barbecue & Fan Day from the UCF football practice fields, where fans of all ages can dine with their favorite Knights on Smokey Bones barbecue and get autographs from this year's team. The postgame autograph portion is free to the public.  A barbecue plate, which consists of BBQ sandwich, baked beans and cole slaw, is only $5 in advance or $8 on site.  Coca-Cola products and brewed beverages will be available through Centerplate concessions at the barbecue for an additional cost.  Families can also visit the UCF Kid's Club zone, with inflatable interactive games, UCF tattoos and Knightro!

 

Starting at 9 a.m., the season ticket holder open house allows current and prospective season ticket holders the opportunity to get a guided tour of Bright House Networks Stadium.  As part of the tour, fans will get an insider's view of the beautiful UCF football locker room, J. Rolfe Davis Recruiting Room, Steve & Brenda Sloan Media Room, the Roth Tower, home of the club, suites and press box, and more.   

 

Your UCF football Spring Game ticket is also good for FREE general admission that afternoon to the big baseball game vs. national power Rice.  Admission will be good for concourse standing room or on the grass berms along the right and left field lines (based on space availability).

                                                     

Purchase your tickets today by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000; online at UCFAthletics.com; or in-person at the west side box office at Bright House Networks Stadium.

 

For the latest news on the Knights, log on to UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

UCF Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, April 16

Baseball vs. Rice, 6:30 p.m., UCF Baseball Complex
UCF Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Cocktails J. Rolfe Davis Recruiting Room; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Event Program @ Bright House Networks Stadium

Saturday, April 17

Women's Tennis vs. East Carolina, 10:00 a.m.,  UCF Tennis Complex
Baseball vs. Rice, 4:00 p.m., UCF Baseball Complex


UCF Football FanFest

"E" Parking Lots Open 8:00 a.m. Bright House Networks Stadium
Season Ticket Holder Open House 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Gate 14) Bright House Networks Stadium
UCF Football Legends Autograph Session 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Gate 14) Bright House Networks Stadium
GKC Donor Spring Game Reception 12:00 p.m. Club Level, Roth Tower
UCF Spring Football Game 1:00 p.m. (Gates Open, 12 p.m.) Bright House Networks Stadium
UCF Pigskin Barbecue & Fan Day 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. UCF Football Practice Fields

Sunday, April 18
Baseball vs. Rice 12:00 p.m. UCF Baseball Complex

Friday, April 16

UCF Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cocktails; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Event Program

Location: J. Rolfe Davis Recruiting Room at Bright House Networks Stadium

Admission:  $60 Hall of Fame Pass

Parking:  Stadium Lots E6 and E7

Event Detail: A dinner event the evening of Friday, April 16, in the J. Rolfe Davis Recruiting Room at Bright House Networks Stadium to honor the Class of 2010 inductees to the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame, including Legendary Knights Elgin Davis (football), Kim Wyant (women's soccer) and Lex Wood (men's tennis); Distinguished Letterwinner Michael O'Shaughnessy (football) and Honorary Letterwinner Wayne Densch (posthumous).

 

Baseball vs. Rice

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: UCF baseball complex

Admission:  $7 general admission, $5 youth and seniors, free for students and Hall of Fame pass holders

Parking: Free parking in Garage F and outfield lot behind the scoreboard.

Event Detail: Come on out to the diamond to root the Knights on as they face Conference USA rival and national power Rice.  The Knights also play Rice on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at Noon.

 

Saturday, April 17

Women's Tennis vs. East Carolina

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: UCF Tennis Complex

Admission:  Free

Event Detail: The upstart women's tennis program hosts conference rival East Carolina Saturday morning at the varsity courts on the south side of campus.

 

Baseball vs. Rice

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF baseball complex

Admission:  $7 general admission, $5 youth and seniors, free for students and Hall of Fame Dinner ticket holders

Parking: Free parking in Garage F and outfield lot behind the scoreboard.

 

UCF Football FanFest

Season Ticket Holder Open House

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Bright House Networks Stadium

Parking: Free parking on a first-come, first-served basis in the Gold Zone "E" Lots.  Lots E6, E7 and E8 will open at 8 a.m., while the Softball lot will open at Noon.

Event Detail: The UCF Ticket Sales staff will be on hand beginning at 9:00 a.m. to assist with any ticketing needs, including new sales, upgrades, and relocations. All patrons attending the Open House should enter through Gate 14.  The open house will also consist of in-depth tours of Bright House Networks Stadium, including the UCF locker room, J. Rolfe Davis Recruiting Room, Roth Tower, includes the Stadium Club, suites and press box, and much more. Season ticket Holders who purchase new tickets or refer others to purchase on the spot will also receive a limited edition UCF Football Greats photo and free admission to the spring game.

 

UCF Football Legends Autograph Session

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Location: Bright House Networks Stadium

Parking: Free parking on a first-come, first-served basis in the Gold Zone "E" Lots.  Lots E6, E7 and E8 will open at 8 a.m., while the Softball lot will open at Noon.

Event Detail: Many UCF football greats will be signing autographs near Gate 14 on the inner stadium concourse. You must be attending the spring game to access the autograph area.  This is a "can't miss" event!

 

GKC Donor Event - Spring Football Game Reception

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Bright House Networks Stadium, Roth Tower Club Level

Parking: Free parking on a first-come, first-served basis in the Gold Zone "E" Lots.  Lots E6, E7 and E8 will open at 8 a.m., while the Softball lot will open at Noon.

Event Detail: Individuals who have renewed their GKC contribution for 2010 at the $2,500 level and higher are invited to attend an exclusive donor reception with UCF Athletics staff prior to the spring football game at 1:00 pm.

 

UCF Spring Football Game

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Gates Open:  12:00 p.m.

Location: Bright House Networks Stadium

Admission:  $5 general admission; FREE for UCF students, Hall of Fame Pass holders and Kids 17 & under.

Parking: Free parking on a first-come, first-served basis in the Gold Zone "E" Lots.  Lots E6, E7 and E8 will open at 8 a.m., while the Softball lot will open at Noon.

Event Detail: The UCF Spring Football Game is the culmination of the team's annual spring practice schedule, where several Knights first position themselves on the team's depth chart heading into the fall semester.   

 

UCF Pigskin Barbecue & Fan Day

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Football Practice Fields

Admission:  Advance tickets $5.  On game day, BBQ plate tickets will be $8.

Parking: Free parking on a first-come, first-served basis in the Gold Zone "E" Lots.  Lots E6, E7 and E8 will open at 8 a.m., while the Softball lot will open at Noon.

Event Detail: You follow them all year, now come out and mingle with your favorite Knights while enjoying delicious barbecue from Smokey Bones.  The UCF Football Fan Day is FREE to the public.  Youth can hang out in the Kids Zone and enjoy inflatable activities, face painting and more.  Fan Day also gives fans the full-team opportunity to get to know their favorite Knight, as well as getting autographs on the 2010 schedule poster, 2010 season prospectus, or their own UCF memorabilia. 

 

Sunday, April 18

Baseball vs. Rice

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: UCF baseball complex

Admission:  $7 general admission, $5 youth and seniors, free for students and Hall of Fame Dinner ticket holders

Parking: Free parking in Garage F and outfield lot behind the scoreboard.

 



 


 

 

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