Oklahoma Sooners Announce Spring Game Details


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:20 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Apr 11, 2011 12:12 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

NORMAN, Okla. –Saturday the University of Oklahoma football team will take the field for its annual Red/White game and Sooner fans have only one more day to buy discounted tickets.

Oklahoma fans have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday April 12 to buy tickets to the spring game for $5. After that time, the ticket price increases to $10.

Students with a current OU ID will be admitted free of charge as will children ages five and younger.

Saturday will be packed with events on and off the field.

The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the Spring Sale in the OU Armory, located directly west of Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Five different retailers including the OU Athletics Equipment Department and OU Bookstore will be selling fall clearance merchandise at discounted prices from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The stadium gates will open at 12:30 p.m. with the Third Annual Legend’s Flag Football game beginning at 1 p.m.

The Red/White Spring game starts at 2 p.m. and fans may enter the stadium at Gates 1, 5, 7 and 11. The Sooner Kids’ Club Check-in is at Gate 5 and ADA seating is available in the south end zone section.

All seating is general admission and will be restricted to the lower deck on the east side. A spring game program will be available for purchase as will stadium seats.

Restrooms and concession stands will be open on the east and west concourses only and the Gomer Jones Center will be open for medical care.

The spring game will be the first play-by-play call for thenew voice of the Sooners, Oklahoma Sports’s Toby Rowland.

He’ll be joined by Merv Johnson, who returns in his analyst role, and Chris Plank, sports director at KTBZ in Tulsa, who will report from the sideline.

The game will be carried live on KOKC (AM 1520), but will not be televised.

Those who shop before the game are encouraged to drop off purchases at their vehicles, as bags larger than 10" x 10" will not be permitted into the stadium. All normal game entry policies remain in place for the spring game relative to permitted items.

A tentative list of Legend’s Game participants includes: Rufus Alexander, Reggie Barnes, Larry Birdine, Danny Bradley, Mark Bradley, Jason Carter, Quentin Chaney, Jacob Gutierrez, Jamelle Holieway, Chijioke Onyenegecha, Charles Thompson and Paul Thompson.

OU is also hosting a track meet on Saturday with parking for that event at the Duck Pond lot. Otherwise, all campus parking is open and free of charge for fans attending the Spring Game.