Here is information on what is going on prior to UCLA's home opener vs. Stanford this Saturday night at the Rose Bowl:
This will be the first game in the history of UCLA where the UCLA head coach will wear even a stitch of red on his sideline wear. (The entire coaching staff and non-performing players are scheduled to wear it too.). Because of the significance of the 9/11 game, UCLA will have a brief tribute commemorating 9/11 and the coaches will wear a shirt with UCLA in red, white and blue in a flag design (the U and the C will be blue with white stars and the L and the A will have red and white stripes). There will also be a color guard presentation during the National Anthem.
UCLA FAN ZONE IN AREA H
What better way to experience the passion of college football than Saturday tailgating at the Rose Bowl! The UCLA Fan Zone caters to all football fans: families, sports fans, alumni and students.
The UCLA Fan Zone showcases:
--KLAC/UCLA ISP Radio Stage AM570 - the centerpiece of the area is the live broadcast of the "Bruin Game Day" pre-game show hosted by former UCLA quarterbacks Wayne Cook (1991-94) and Matt Stevens (1983-86). KLAC 570 AM (Los Angeles) is the flagship for the network. Network affiliates include: KWDJ 1360 AM (Ridgecrest) and KCTC 1320 AM (Sacramento). The UCLA ISP Sports Network feed is also carried nationally on Sirius XM Satellite radio with longtime voice of the Bruins Chris Roberts joining Cook and Stevens.
--Jumbo Screen Televisions
--Bruin Kids Club
--Interactive Entertainment & Activities
--Pre-Game Huddle Tailgate Tent
The UCLA Fan Zone opens four (4) hours prior to kick-off and admission is FREE!
Beginning October 2, the Pre-Game Huddle Tailgate Tent located in the Fan Zone, offers Bruin fans exclusive pre-game tailgate tent hospitality. Shallots will satisfy your hunger and beverages needs.
Individual Pre-Game Huddle Tailgate tent passes are available. To order your pass today, go to the football page on www.uclabruins.com and check out the Football Fun Zone link.
UCLA FAN ZONE REFRESHMENTS
The Fan Zone also includes the Food Zone, which includes the following restaurants on a season basis: American Pretzel, Baja Grill, Carl's Jr., Teri & Yaki, Mar-Ley Drinks, Now You're Poppin', Pizza Square, Robin's Wood Fire BBQ and Bristol Farms. The following food trucks are committed for one game each: The Sweets Truck (9/11), Kabob and Roll (9/18), Nam-Nam Truck (10/2), Nana Queen's (10/30), Fishlips Sushi (11/6) and Frysmith. (12/4).
The Alumni Band will also be performing in the Fan Zone.
Team posters will be given away upon entry to the first 10,000 fans wearing UCLA Blue. The title of the poster is "Come Together," the primary theme for this year's football team. The Beatles' song "Come Together" will be played in-stadium at each home game this year, as requested by Coach Neuheisel.
Collector pins commemorating the 2010 season will be provided to all Bruin season ticket holders upon entry.
THEN, NOW, FOREVER
Head coach Rick Neuheisel and UCLA Athletics host a pre-game tailgate tent for all alumni Bruin football players to enjoy each other's company prior to each contest (except Homecoming, when there is a different event for all alumni student-athletes). The tent is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: Thompson National Properties, LLC, Shannon and Andy Meyers and Bar One Catering. Each former player is admitted for free and is allowed to bring a guest free of charge (additional guests may come for a nominal fee).