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Football To Hold Open Practice For Fans; Special Discount Season Ticket Package Now Available

STORRS, Conn. (June 18, 2007) -- University of Connecticut football fans and UConn students will both get the opportunity to watch the football team practice at Memorial Stadium in Storrs before the season opener at Duke on September 1.

All fans will have their opportunity to observe practice on Saturday, August 11, from 4:00-6:15 p.m. After practice, players will be available to sign autographs as they leave Memorial Stadium. UConn students will have an opportunity to observe practice on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., also in Memorial Stadium.

Both of these events are weather permitting. Should inclement weather force the team to practice inside the Mark R. Shenkman Training Center on either of these dates, the event(s) will not be rescheduled.

Preseason practice begins on Monday, August 6, on the Storrs campus.

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Husky fans can also now purchase special “Top of the Rent” discounted season ticket packages for $133.00 each. Seats are in the upper rows of reserved sections (215-218 and 230-233) and can be purchased by visiting the or calling 877-AT-UCONN starting Wednesday, June 20.