Fan Appreciation Day Slated for Aug. 11
Aug. 1, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois football fans will have an opportunity to meet and get autographs from the 2013 Fighting Illini on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 4-5 p.m. in the Great West Hall at Memorial Stadium. It also will be the first chance for fans to check out the new HD video board being constructed in the south end zone. Admission for the event is free and parking will be available in the northwest lot of State Farm Center free of charge.
Fans attending Fan Appreciation Day will be able to enter on the west side of Memorial Stadium starting at 3:45 p.m. Team posters will be available for players to sign, but fans also can bring their own items to be autographed (limit of 2 per person). Players will be seated by position groups in the Great West Hall.
The Illini open the 2013 season by hosting Southern Illinois at 11 a.m. on Aug. 31, the first of seven home games. Season and single-game tickets are on sale now. The Fighting Illini also will host the Chicago Homecoming game at historic Soldier Field on Sept. 14 against Washington. Tickets for the Chicago Homecoming game start at $30 and are on sale now.