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Several Promotions Surround LU Season Opener


Last updated 9/2/2016 at Noon

BEAUMONT - Although the 7 p.m. kickoff between Lamar University and Coastal Carolina at Provost Umphrey Stadium is the highlight of the day, there will be several events on campus for Big Red fans to take part in. The game sponsor is Mobiloil Credit Union and they are sponsoring a Clear Bag Giveaway.

Saturday is also Youth Football Day. All youth players will receive a free general admission ticket to the game if they enter through gate 4. The players will also be allowed to form the pre-game tunnel for the Cardinals to run through prior to Saturday kickoff. Parents of youth football players can purchase a general admission ticket for $5 also at gate 4.

All LU freshmen and new students will have the opportunity to participate in the adrenaline rush of Red Rush. It allows students to opportunity to participate with the Cardinals as they run onto the field prior to kickoff. The students will take the field right behind the LU players and coaches.

LU will once again be hosting the Kids Zone which begins at 3:30 p.m. on the football practice field near the A2 lot. The Kids Zone is geared toward children ages 12 and younger and will include games and bounce houses.

While the youngsters are enjoying the Kids Zone the parents are invited to a free concert by JAG. The 90-minute concert will begin at 5 p.m. in the northwest corner of the stadium by the marquee. The concert will end 30 minutes prior to the start of the game allowing parents to pick up the little ones from the Kids Zone and make their way into the stadium.

Tickets can be purchased by logging onto or by calling the LU Ticket Office at (409) 880-8329. All Jr. Cardinals receive admission to LU football games with a badge.


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