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Football Open House features plenty of family fun including skill stations and interaction with Stanford players...
Football Open House 8.24
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 08/16/2013

What: Football Open House
When: Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (PT)
Where: Stanford Stadium (enter at Gate 1) and Dan Elliott Practice Field
Who: The event is free and open to the public
Video Promo: YouTube

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: University Avenue will be closed this Saturday, August 24th due to the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. Please visit the link for more information http://www.mlaproductions.com/PaloAlto/.

Parking: Parking for this event will be free and can be located at Sunken Diamond Lot,  Track Lot, Maples Lot, and Lot 2. 

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford plays host to its football open house on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. (PT) until 3 p.m. The day will include an open practice on the Dan Elliott Practice Field followed by the fan fest in Stanford Stadium.

Interest in Stanford is at a peak and rightly so. The defending Pac-12 Conference and Rose Bowl Game champions were recently ranked No. 2 in the Sports Illustrated preseason poll and No. 4 in the USA TODAY coaches poll. Season tickets sold out in mid-July and single-game tickets for UCLA and Notre Dame are already sold out. Limited mini-plans still exist for those games while other marquee contests are on the verge of selling out.

Following the morning’s open practice session, fans can get a close-up view of the Stanford football equipment truck, which will be on display outside the Stadium. While waiting for to access the stadium, Stanford’s KZSU Radio will provide music.

SUNSPORT, Stanford’s program to educate student-athletes about the dangers of sun exposure, will be present with a table on the concourse to distribute sunscreen. Once inside the stadium, fans can enjoy a variety of concessions including several new dining options in place for the season.

10:00 a.m. - Noon
Open Practice - Check out the 2013 squad as its holds an open practice at the Dan Elliott Practice Field.

Post Practice (approx. 12:15pm)
Bradford M Freeman Director of Football David Shaw will talk with fans about the 2013 team and the upcoming Pac-12 season.

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Stadium Tour - Fans will have the opportunity to get exclusive access and go behind the scenes at Stanford Stadium. Make sure to register for the tour by signing up here. Space is limited. Tour participants will need to check-in no later than 11:45 a.m. at Gate 1 of Stanford Stadium.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Show off your football skills, or just have fun learning the game, at the Stanford football skills stations led by Stanford football coaches on the field of Stanford Stadium. For fans wishing to take part in the skills stations, completion of this waiver form is required. Please complete and bring the waiver form to the event to ensure participation.

Take your photo with the 2013 Rose Bowl Game trophy, 2012 Pac-12 Football Championship trophy, and 2011 Orange Bowl Game trophy. Make it a complete stadium experience by grabbing lunch at a variety of new culinary concession stands before meeting the players for autographs.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meet members of the 2013 Cardinal team for the autograph session located inside Stanford Stadium. The 2013 football posters will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. One autograph per person.


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