Razorback fans will be able to fill the bleachers for football season this year. The University of Arkansas just announced that Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium will be open to full capacity in the fall.
In a news release, the university says to expect the “full pageantry” of college gameday during Arkansas Razorback Football this season. That restoration — following the pandemic-related restrictions of last year — is set to include pregame festivities such as tailgating and HogTown, which features live music, food trucks and family activities. Also returning is the tradition of Head Coach Sam Pittman leading the Razorbacks down the Hog Walk once the team arrives at the stadium, then through the “A” on the field before kickoff. Halftime performances from the band, cheerleaders, pom squad and mascots will also be returning this year.
The Hogs open their season at home against Rice on Sept. 4. Kickoff is currently scheduled for 1 p.m. The Texas Longhorns, the Razorbacks’ old Southwest Conference rival, come to town the following week. That game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 11 at Donald W. Reynolds. If Hog fans want to fill Razorback Stadium to full capacity for that old foe, there won’t be any restrictions in their way.
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