HOUSTON – The University of Houston Football program will kick off its 2013 Spring Game at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at Carl Lewis Field behind the Athletics/Alumni Center located at 3100 Cullen Blvd.
Admission to the game is free and gates to the event will open at 6 p.m. with a Kids Zone featuring featuring inflatable games on the northeast side of Carl Lewis Field also open at that time.
Following the game, Houston fans will be invited inside the Athletics/Alumni Center where the team will hold a free 30-minute autograph session.
There will be no charge for parking at the event and lots around the athletics center will open at 4 p.m. for spring game attendees.
No outside food or drink will be allowed in the event, however, Aramark Concessions will be at the event operating concession stands with a variety of items including alcohol.
The spring game will be one of two events in the area for Houston fans as the Houston Baseball team takes on Seton Hall at 6:30 p.m. at Cougar Field.
The 2013 Houston Football program returns 97.5 percent of its rushing yards, 75.3 percent of its passing yards, 89.2 of its receiving yards and 54.8 percent of its total tackles from 2012. Eight players who earned Conference USA honors in 2012 return in 2013 as part of 30 total players with previous starting experience.
Houston fans can currently bid on the ultimate spring game experience on UHCougars.com. One lucky auction winner and a guest will have the opportunity to eat a pregame meal at the coaches table, visit head coach Tony Levine's office for a meet-and-greet, receive two field passes for the spring game and pick the game's first offensive play with new offensive coordinator Doug Meacham. The winner will also receive one reserved parking space in front of the Athletics/Alumni Center for the day.