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Texas Longhorns vs Notre Dame: Gameday information

(via TexasSports.com)

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION

ARRIVE EARLY

  • It's going to be a busy weekend on the Forty Acres! We recommend allowing extra travel time to park and arrive at the game with plenty of time to locate your seat. Be sure to check the timeline so you don't miss any of the in-stadium activities and entertainment. Leaving prohibited items at home or in your car will speed up entry into the stadium for you and other guests.

GAMEDAY TIMELINE: Notre Dame presented by Southwest Airlines (Sunday, Sept. 4)

  • 7 a.m.: Parking lots open
  • 9 a.m.: Ticket office opens outside Gate 8
  • 3:30 p.m.: Texas Football Fan Fest presented by Texas Lottery begins in the Red McCombs Red Zone (enter Gates 8, 14, 16 or 25)
  • 4 p.m.: Champions Club and east entrance to Longhorn Corral Club opens
  • 4:15 p.m.: Stadium Stampede (corner of 23rd St. and San Jacinto)
  • 4:25 p.m.: Live concert by Django Walker at Fan Fest
  • 4:30 p.m.: Pedestrian traffic on San Jacinto Blvd. (between MLK Blvd. and 21st St.) moved off street and onto sidewalk
  • 4:30 p.m.: Gates open to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium – NO RE-ENTRY AFTER GATES OPEN!
  • 6:20 p.m.: Longhorn Band enters
  • 6:26 p.m.: National Anthem performed by Jack Ingram
  • 6:27 p.m.: C-130J Super Hercules flyover by U.S. Air Force 61st Airlift Squadron based at Little Rock AFB
  • 6:33 p.m.: Bevo XV public debut
  • 6:35 p.m.: "The Eyes of Texas" and team introduction
  • 6:38 p.m.: Honorary captain introduction -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
  • 6:39 p.m.: Coin toss
  • 6:42 p.m.: Kickoff
  • In game: Men's Basketball alumni reunion and championship recognitions; 2016 Frek Haskins Award winner recognition with Beau Hossler; Ryder Club presentation with Men's Golf head coach John Fields and Texas-ex Ben Crenshaw
  • Halftime: Longhorn Band performance; 2006 Rose Bowl / 2005 National Championship celebration; Joe Jamail recognition

PARKING & TRAFFIC

PROMOTIONS / GIVEAWAYS

  • View the Texas Football Digital Guide presented by Austin American-Statesman for the Notre Dame game on Sunday, Sept. 4.
  • Free T-shirts at the Equipment Depot display just north of Santa Rita No. 1 (MLK Blvd. between San Jacinto Blvd. and Trinity St.).
  • Try the food fare from our newest vendors in the Red McCombs Red Zone -- Gatti's Pizza & Gigi's Cupcakes.
  • GE's Brilliant Tailgate (2 p.m.; 23rd St. at Dedman Dr.) features free barbecue samples from GE's 15-foot-tall web-enabled Super Smoker and games of high-tech cornhole.
  • 104.9 FM "The Horn" broadcasts their pregame show LIVE inside Gate 25.
  • Check out Hyundai vehicles at the display outside the Texas Performing Arts Center and walk away with a pair of Texas Orange sunglasses.
  • Visit the Nissan Heisman House in the Winship Circle (23rd St. at San Jacinto) from noon-6:30 p.m. Cast your vote in Nissan's official ballot for this season's Heisman race. Meet Ricky Williams and other Longhorn greats, along with ESPN's Neil Everett. Win prizes by participating in fun, interactive games. Check out the all-new Nissan vehicles. And have your photo taken with the Heisman Memorial Trophy, the most prestigious award in college football.
  • Orangetheory Fitness interactive display, demonstration, and drawing for a free one-year membership: Gate 5
  • St. David's HealthCare Children's Hospital display: Gate 25
  • Southwest Airlines: Virtual reality display (Gate 32) and hand fan giveaway at stadium entrances
  • State Farm gives away co-branded drawstring bags.
  • Play 3-D dodgeball at the Texas Dept. of Transportation booth at Santa Rita No. 1 (MLK Blvd. between San Jacinto Blvd. and Trinity St.).
  • Weber Grills displays their Weber® Q® 1200™ University of Texas grill and gives away sunglasses.
  • Visit Zaxby's virtual reality experience and compete to create the most "flavorized" fan.

IMG College is Texas Athletics' multimedia rights vendor and represents all corporate sponsorship sales for Texas Athletics and the Frank Erwin Center, including those elements appearing in signage, gameday publications, consumer and retail promotions, and video. For more information about advertising, sponsorships or promotions, contact IMG at (512) 478-1833.

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.