Illini Fan Appreciation Day is this Saturday from 11-12:30.
Aug. 22, 2011
The University of Illinois football team will meet and greet Illini fans this Saturday, Aug. 27, at its annual Fan Appreciation Day, presented by FOX 55/27 Illinois. Fans will have an opportunity to get autographs and take photos with the players from approximately 11 am-12:30 pm in the Great West Hall of Memorial Stadium. Admission is free and parking will be available in the northwest lot of Assembly Hall free of charge.
Fans will be able to enter on the west side of Memorial Stadium starting at 10 am. Fans can watch the team's "game-day rehearsal" from the west stands and will also be able to hear the Marching Illini perform, before heading to the Great West Hall for autographs and photos with Illinois players. Team posters will be available for players to sign, but fans also can bring their own items to be autographed. Players will be seated by position groups during the event.
The Illini open the 2011 season by hosting Arkansas State at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 3. It is the first of five consecutive home games and eight total home games, the most in Memorial Stadium history. Season and single-game tickets are available HERE.
Sights and sounds from 2010 Fan Appreciation Day: