NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma football's 2013 Spring Game, presented by US Fleet Tracking, will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m. CT.
Advance tickets are currently available for $5 online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office by calling (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at (800) 456-4668. The price will increase to $10 on April 10.
The day will begin with the second annual Big Boomer Barbecue held immediately north of the stadium. Fans can enjoy a variety of local barbecue while also enjoying live music and kids' amusement rides. In addition, the OU Spring Sale will feature a number of vendors selling a wide variety of apparel and OU merchandise. A 45-minute postgame autograph session will be held on Owen Field for attendees.
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 attending the Spring Game. Sooner Kids Club members and children age five and under are also free.
|Big Boomer Barbecue|
OU's Spring Merchandise Sale will begin at 8 a.m. in McCasland Field House. All other Big Boomer BBQ events including live music from Banana Seat and kids' amusement rides will commence at 10 a.m., with food service beginning at noon.
The Sooner Jr. Kids Zone will be part of the event, along with an autograph tent featuring selected OU coaches and student-athletes.
Beginning at noon, fans can enjoy the signature feature of the Big Boomer BBQ event as local purveyors such as Head Country, Smokin' Okies, Rudy's and Homeland/Red River Ranch (cooked by Kingfisher Kookers). Chips and a beverage will also be provided for a total cost of $10. No advance tickets will be sold.
The spring sale (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) features numerous vendors. The OU Bookstore, as well as local fan shops including The Apothem, Balfour, Bedlam Sports, Big Red Shop and Fan Outfitters will be selling officially-licensed merchandise at discounted prices. The OU Equipment Room will also sell a variety of jerseys, equipment and furniture from the stadium suites that will include, barstools, fabric chairs and wooden chairs.
Fans who shop at the OU Spring Sale before the game are encouraged to drop off purchases at their vehicles, as bags larger than 10" x 10" will not be permitted into the stadium. All normal game entry policies remain in place for the Spring Game relative to permitted items.
Follow @BigBoomerBBQ on Twitter for the latest and to check out coverage from last year's event.
|Post-Game Autograph Session|
Fans can meet Sooner players and coaches on Owen Field for a free, 45-minute autograph session following the Spring Game. The autograph session will be available only to those fans who attend the game and no post-game only access will be permitted.
Stadium gates will open at 12:30 p.m. View the Memorial Stadium main page for complete info including tailgating policies, prohibited items and more.
Fans may enter the stadium at Gates 1, 5, 7 and 12. The Sooner Kids Club check-in is at Gate 5. Seating will be restricted to the lower deck with ADA seating available in the south end zone section.
Please note that due to construction, the area surrounding Gate 4 of the stadium will be closed for the Spring Game. Pedestrian traffic will not be able to pass through that area to get to Gate 5 from the Asp Avenue Parking Facility or from Gate 5 to get to the west side of the stadium. Pedestrian traffic will be diverted out to Asp Avenue to go around the Armory before coming back to the stadium. Fans should plan accordingly.
All seating is general admission. A Spring Game program will be available for purchase, as will stadium seats. The Gomer Jones Center will be open for medical care.
All campus parking lots are open and free of charge for fans attending the Spring Game.
|Weekend of Events|
In addition to the Spring Game, the OU women's tennis team will host a pair of Big 12 matches that weekend. Please plan accordingly for travel and parking as campus will be crowded.
Saturday, April 13
Noon - Women's Tennis vs. Baylor
2 p.m. - Football Spring Game
Sunday, April 14
Noon - Women's Tennis vs. TCU
Watch Live: Sooner Sports TV will broadcast the OU Spring Game live on FOX Sports Southwest and FOX College Sports, while the game will also be live streamed on SoonerSports.tv. Chad McKee and Joel Klatt will call the contest with commentary and analysis from Chuck Long, J.D. Runnels and Tony Casillas. The coverage begins with a pregame shot at Noon from the Big Boomer BBQ.
Listen Live: The Sooner Sports Radio Network will begin its pregame show at 1 p.m. Toby Rowland will call the action with analysis from longtime OU Football assistant Merv Johnson. Chris Plank will provide reports from the sidelines while Dusty Dvoracek and Teddy Lehman provide additional analysis, including postgame interviews. The radio broadcast will also be available on Sirius 123 and XM 200.
The OU Athletics Department plans to share the excitement with fans in Norman -- and beyond -- via social media. Make sure you're following our accounts closely for the latest information and how you can interact with us on April 13. More details to come: