North American college football team UConn Huskies has announced several game-day experience changes at its Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.
Upgrades at the University of Connecticut’s stadium include new concession items, such as a Randy Edsall Burrito Bowl and a Chick-fil-A, as well as several new mobile phone charging stations.
The 40,642-capacity stadium also added a new Husky Seats season ticket option for fans who want more comfort when watching UConn games. It will cost $45 (£35/€38) and will be installed before the first game and remain in place for the whole season.
Another big move for the Huskies involves the addition of former ESPN basketball analyst Andy Katz as its new game-day host.
UConn also reminded fans that no large bags are allowed in the stadium, with gates opening 90 minutes prior to kickoff and suite and club members able to enter two hours before.
The UConn Husky Walk tradition of greeting the football team as they arrive at the stadium will continue to take place two and a half hours before game-time, but will now take place on the north side of the stadium. The Fan Fest, a pre-game free gathering of fans to kick up excitement and energy, will take place in conjunction with the Husky Walk.
Parking at Rentschler Field is open five hours before kick off, with season pass holders able to park anywhere in select lots during the first two hours of tailgating. Season passes are $95 for vehicles and $155 for RVs. UConn recently teamed up with the Tailgate Guys, which provides tailgate options that are convenient and in close proximity to the stadium, giving fans the ability to relax and enjoy the pre-game experience.
Fan feedback is also encouraged by the UConn athletics department and has an email and phone number to contact if there are any concerns, comments or compliments. UConn has also provided an A-Z Fan Guide for people to refer to with any game-day questions.
The Huskies launch their 2017 season at home today (Thursday), when hosting the Massachusetts college Holy Cross at Rentschler Field.
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