Fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite Illinois football and volleyball players Aug. 17 at Memorial Stadium.
Aug. 8, 2008
UPDATED - Parking available in the Northeast Assembly Hall lot
The University of Illinois football team will host is annual Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 1-2:30 p.m. Along with Coach Zook and the more than 100 players that make up the football roster, the Fighting Illini volleyball team will be out to greet the Illini faithful. The event is free of charge and fans attending the event should park in the northeast lot of the Assembly Hall before entering the field through the Horseshoe on Kirby Ave.
Fan Appreciation Day will be the first opportunity for many fans to get autographs and photos with the 2008 Fighting Illini football team. Those in attendance will also get a unique view of the ongoing Memorial Stadium renovations.
The official merchandise partner of Illinois Athletics, GameDay Spirit, will also be on hand to sell Fighting Illini products and Zook Zone towels. One dollar from the sale of each $7 Zook Zone towel will be donated to Coaches vs. Cancer. Zook Zone towels also are available online at, fightingillini.com.