Countdown To Football Begins At Mean Green Mania On Aug. 2
Pickup 2017 Tickets, Enjoy Free Food, Get Early Look At Team At Apogee
DENTON - North Texas will begin the one-month countdown to the start of football season with Mean Green Mania on Wednesday, Aug. 2, when fans can pick up their 2017 tickets and get an early look at the team.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and food and drink will be available throughout. Fans will be able to pick up their season tickets, join the Mean Green Club, and have the chance to upgrade or purchase new season tickets. The team store at Gate 2 will also be open for fans to shop for Mean Green gear, and fans can also pickup free Mean Green yard signs, schedule posters, and refrigerator schedule magnets.
There will be a live radio broadcast and hourly raffles, including a drawing for the day's grand prize: a trip with the team for an away game.
Single-game football tickets go on sale beginning at Mean Green Mania, and season tickets for men's and women's basketball will also be on sale. Any fan picking up tickets or buying new season tickets will receive an 2017 Light the Tower gameday t-shirt.
The event will take place at the Apogee Stadium ticket office and concourse near Gate 2.
Festivities get underway at 8 a.m. when juice, coffee, muffins and Danish will be served. At 10 a.m., the cuisine will switch to nachos, popcorn, hot dogs and Beth Marie's ice cream along with limited samples of the new brisket sandwiches that will be available at Apogee's concessions stands this season.
At 9 a.m., the football team will hold a practice in Apogee for fans to watch, and at noon head coach Seth Littrell, football student-athletes and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and director of athletics Wren Baker will speak to fans.
Gainesville radio station KGAF 1580 AM will broadcast live from the Apogee concourse from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a show that will preview the upcoming season in multiple sports.
The event will feature inflatables and Scrappy for kids. And for the adults, from 4 to 6 p.m. it will be happy hour on the Apogee concourse.
Mean Green Mania timeline:
|8 a.m.-8 p.m.||season ticket pickup, select-a-seat, free food and t-shirts|
|8 a.m.||juice, coffee, muffins and Danish|
|9 a.m.||football team practice|
|10 a.m.||nachos, popcorn, hot dogs and Beth Marie's Ice Cream|
|noon||visit from Seth Littrell and Wren Baker|
|4-6 p.m.||happy hour|
|5:30-7 p.m.||KGAF 1580 AM broadcast|