PLEASE NOTE: This event has already occurred.
The annual Orange and Blue Spring Game will be on Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Stadium. Admission and parking for the April 13 Spring Game, which is set to begin at 2 p.m. is free. Family Fun Fest begins at 12 p.m., weather permitting.
The Illinois Football Orange and Blue Spring Game is set for April 13 at 2 p.m. and will headline a weekend of activities, including an autograph session, Grange Grove Family Fun Fest, annual merchandise sale, as well as home events for the No. 13 men’s tennis and track and field teams. Admission is free for all events featured during the weekend.
FOOTBALL SPRING GAME: To mark the end of spring football’s preparation for the 2019 season, head coach Lovie Smith will host the annual Orange and Blue Spring Football Game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. Admission and parking is FREE. Fans will enter Memorial Stadium through the West gates and all seating will be available on the West side only.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Following the spring game, fans are invited down on the field for a 45-minute autograph session with the team and coaching staff.
FAMILY FUN FEST: Weather permitting, Grange Grove will host a Family Fun Fest prior to the Orange and Blue Spring Game. Beginning at 12 p.m., children ages 12 and under can take part in a Family Fun Fest inside Grange Grove, featuring inflatables, games, and skills-testing events. Kids can test their abilities in the obstacle course, joust, kick for accuracy, run the 40-yard dash, ropes running course and pass for accuracy. There will also be inflatable games, a uniform try-on station, and face painting.
FIGHTING ILLINI UPGRADES: There will be a Spring game VIP experience available for purchase on game day via Fighting Illini Upgrades. This experience, limited in quantity, will include sideline access during a portion of the scrimmage, an Illini prize pack, and priority access to the post-scrimmage autographs session with head coach Lovie Smith.
MARCHING ILLINI: The Marching Illini will be in attendance at this year’s spring game with a special performance in Grange Grove prior to kickoff at 1:30 p.m.
FREE PARKING: Free parking for all events at Memorial Stadium – football practice, merchandise sale, Family Fun Fest – will be available in the four quadrants of the State Farm Center. Parking for track and field and men’s tennis is located on the corner of Florida Ave. and Goodwin Ave.