Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Big Boomer Barbeque Set For April 13

The second annual Big Boomer Barbeque is slated for Saturday, April 13, prior to the University of Oklahoma Spring Football Game presented by U.S. Fleet Tracking.

The Big Boomer Barbeque will be held immediately north of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in the Brooks Street parking lot located near McCasland Field House. A total of 1,000 tickets will be available for fans wishing to enjoy barbecue from several local vendors, plus chips and a beverage for only $10. No advance tickets will be sold.


Vendors currently scheduled to participate included Head Country, Smokin' Okies, Budro's and Homeland (cooked by Kingfisher Kookers). Gates will open for the Big Boomer Barbeque at 10 a.m. with food service beginning at noon.

The Big Boomer Barbeque also includes a number of free activities and events for the entire family. Banana Seat will once again provide live music, while five amusement rides for a variety of ages will be available. The Sooner Jr. Kids Zone will be part of the event, along with an autograph tent featuring selected OU coaches and student-athletes.

The Sooner Sports TV pregame show will broadcast live from the Big Boomer Barbeque, while Academy Sports and Chick-Fil-A will both be on premises along with the GoVision JumboTron. The Sooner Schooner and OU Spirit Squads are also slated to make appearances.

In addition to the Big Boomer Barbeque, this year's OU Spring Merchandise Sale will begin at 8 a.m. in McCasland Field House prior to the OU Spring Football Game. The spring sale features numerous vendors. The OU Bookstore and other OU fan shops will be selling officially-licensed merchandise at discounted prices. The OU Equipment Room will also have a variety of jerseys and equipment for sale.

Kickoff for the OU Spring Game presented by U.S. Fleet Tracking is set for 2 p.m. on April 13. Advance tickets are currently available for $5 online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office by calling (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at (800) 456-4668. The price will increase to $10 on April 10.

All seating is general admission for the Spring Game. All normal game entry policies remain in place for the Spring Game relative to permitted items. Campus parking lots will be open and free of charge for fans attending the Spring Game.

Members of the Sooner Kids Club and children five and under will also be admitted free. For more information on joining the Sooners Kids Club, call (405) 325-6353 or view information online at SoonerSports.com. OU students also are admitted free of charge by showing a current OU ID at the gate.

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