Everything you need to know about the 2016 Texas Orange-White Spring Game

(Image via TexasSports.com)
(Image via TexasSports.com)

When: Saturday, April 16 (1 p.m.; gates open at 11 a.m.)
Where: Austin, Texas (Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium)
Extras: Free admission to game and Fan Fest starting at 11 a.m.
Radio: 104.9 FM The Horn
TV: Longhorn Network, Pregame show starts at noon

Texas Football returns to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 16 in the Orange-White Spring Game, presented by Weber Grills. Admission is free for all events and seating is on a first-come, first-served, basis, so arrive early and enjoy the Fan Fest!

All stadium gates will open at 11 a.m. with Gates 8, 14, 16, and 25 providing direct access to the Fan Fest on the north end of the stadium. Parking information coming soon.

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Fan Fest is filled with all things Texas including live music, interactive games and great food. It takes place inside the Red McCombs Red Zone between Gates 8 and 25, including the food court.

Get ready to rock with Live Music from the School of Rock on the YETI Stage starting at 11 a.m. inside Gate 8 by Torchy's Tacos.

Show your Texas pride "All the Live Long Day" with Longhorn Network. Join us at the "41st Acre" inside Gate 25 to take a photo at the real Texas GameDay broadcast desk, pop in our photo booth and test your Texas Trivia knowledge for some sweet giveaways. Texas Cheer, Texas Pom, Hook 'Em, and some Longhorn Legends will be there too for photo ops.

Fans can also get photos with AirHorn, Smokey the Cannon, Big Bertha and Giant Hook 'Em, reigning supreme at 30-feet tall.

There will be plenty of interactive activities including inflatables, tailgate games and more! Fans can also get their very own portrait taken by caricaturists!

Fan Fest food options include Torchy's Tacos, Amy's Ice Cream, Stadium Fare, Subway and Starbucks.

Check TexasSports.com or the official football twitter account (@Longhorn_FB) for updates leading up to and during the Orange-White Spring Game.



Special ticket sales and information tables will be located in three areas of DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium:

  • Red McCombs Red Zone Food Court
  • Inside the Gate 8 Plaza
  • Outside Sections 1 and 2

At each table, personal representatives are ready to answer all your questions about obtaining tickets to Texas Athletics events. Fans will be able to renew or purchase 2016 Texas Football season tickets as well as get ticket information for any other ticketed sport (Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball and Soccer).

This season, fans can purchase a 2016 football season ticket starting at just $199.  If you would like to speak to a personal representative to discuss your options in advance, please call 512-471-3333.

The Texas Longhorns Official Team Shop will be holding its two-day fire sale Friday and Saturday. Shop the sale at its location inside Gate 8   Fans can purchase authentic Texas Athletics apparel only previously available to student-athletes and coaches on a first-come, first-served basis. Friday's presale goes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the sale opens on Saturday at 11 a.m. and runs through the end of the spring game.

More information still to come.

The Orange-White Spring Game will be shown exclusively on Longhorn Network (Pregame show starts at noon). TexasSports.com will also provide free audio stream.

Head coach Charlie Strong and the Longhorns began spring practice on March 7 and will have completed 14 workouts by the time the Orange-White Game kicks off. With back-to-back Top 10 recruiting classes and an accomplished 2015 true freshman class, a young and talented nucleus is blending with experienced veteran leadership for the foundation of the 2016 team that will feature an aggressive defense and a new up-tempo offense. Strong's Longhorns return starters at 14 positions (seven on offense, seven on defense) from a team that posted victories over College Football Playoff participant Oklahoma and No. 13 Baylor last year.

James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

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