OU Football: Dates Set For Spring Game, Additional Nebraska Games

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 12:34 pm

By: News 9

Kickoff for the 2016 OU Spring Game is set for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

In addition to announcing details about the Spring Game, Oklahoma also added two more football games with Nebraska.

The Sooners and Cornhuskers, who were already scheduled to renew their rivalry in Norman on Sept. 18, 2021, and play in Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2022, will now also meet in the 2029 and 2030 seasons, it was revealed by OU athletics director Joe Castiglione and Nebraska athletics director Shawn Eichorst. The 2029 contest will take place Sept. 15 in Norman and the 2030 contest will be played Sept. 14 in Lincoln.

More about the Spring Game

OU Football season ticket holders will receive information on how they can reserve their free tickets for the Spring Game with their 2016 ticket renewal packet. The deadline for all Sooner Club donations and season-ticket renewals is March 31, 2016.

Season ticket holders are eligible to request the same number of seats for the OU Spring Game as they have for regular season games. University of Oklahoma students will also receive free admission to the game by showing a current OU ID at the gate. OU Kids Club members will also receive complimentary admission.

OU Spring Game tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, Jan. 20 beginning at 8 a.m. CT. Fans can purchase $5 seats online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office by calling (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at (800) 456-4668 (online purchases subject to nominal convenience fee at time of purchase). The price will increase to $10 on April 1. Additional fees may apply.

All seating is general admission for the Spring Game. All normal game entry policies remain in place for the Spring Game relative to permitted items. Campus parking lots will be open and free of charge for fans.

The day's festivities begin at 8 a.m. with the annual OU Spring Sale in McCasland Field House with vendors including the OU Bookstore, the OU Equipment Room and retail outlets selling a wide variety of apparel and Sooners' merchandise.

Fans will be able to purchase tailgating cuisine from some of the area's top vendors, as well as enjoy live music, sponsor interactives and the GoVision Jumbotron. Amusement rides for kids will also be available.

Fans can once again help design the field for the OU Spring Game. Fans will be notified via the @OU_Football Twitter feed when online voting through Sooner Rewards begins to select various choices for paint schemes to be utilized for the end zone and midfield. One fan will be randomly selected to win a VIP experience that includes field passes and a pregame photo session highlighting their field design choice. Fans can download the Sooner Rewards app for free on iTunes or Google Play.

The OU Spring Game will also salute the Sooner Jr. program with partnering elementary schools across the State. Students in selected school districts will receive a flyer at school that can be redeemed for one complimentary admission for a student and up to three guests. Students can present this flyer at Gate 5 between 12:30 p.m. and kickoff on game day.

At 10 a.m. the Sooner Jr. Kids Zone opens in the McCasland Field House parking lot with kids' carnival rides. Sooner Jr. will have interactive games throughout the morning promoting F.A.N.S. - Fitness Fun, Academics, Nutrition and Sportsmanship. The Sooner Schooner will be on display for pictures with Boomer and Sooner. The OU Spirit Squad will be signing autographs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fans will be able to show their Spring Game ticket at the OU baseball game vs. Baylor and receive a discount. Watch SoonerSports.com for the game time and ticket discount information as it becomes available.

Oklahoma Football season tickets for 2016 are available for as little as a $100 per seat donation plus the ticket cost. Donor season tickets are limited and will only be available as inventory exists. For more information visit SoonerSports.com or call at 405-325-8000.


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