Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Gameday Central - Oregon State
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 29, 2012
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Sept. 29, 2012

Saturday, Sept. 29

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Wildcat Walk: 5 p.m.
Gates open: 5:30 p.m.

The Wildcats will debut their new copper helmets. These special edition helmets are designed to pay homage to the state of Arizona copper mining history. Check out this week’s press release on the copper helmets for more information by clicking here.  

Single-game tickets are still available for Saturday’s game. Fans can purchase online right now by
clicking here or purchase in-person at the box office.  Remember, new for 2012, the box office for all home football games will be at the McKale Center Ticket Office. The McKale Center Ticket Office opens five hours prior to every home game kick off (2 p.m. this Saturday). All Arizona Stadium box office operations will be out of the McKale Center Ticket Office, including will call.

Arizona Athletics is offering a ticket option for families or groups. Family Packs are $25 each and include a game ticket in the “F” family section and a voucher for a free hot dog, soda, and either peanuts or popcorn. Family Packs are only available online and only while supplies last. The minimum purchase is two. Click here to purchase Family Pack tickets. 

Red and Blue Mini-Plans have been adjusted for the rest of the 2012 season. A three-game mini-plan is now available that includes this Saturday’s game vs. #18 Oregon State, the October 20th game vs. Washington, and the October 27th game vs. #13 USC. That’s three exciting home games for one discounted price. Click here to purchase a mini-plan online. 

Questions about season tickets, mini-plans, or general Arizona Athletics? Make sure to stop by one of the ticket sales boothes located outside of the McKale Center Ticket Office and at the Coca-Cola Fan Fiesta. Our sales team will be on hand to assist fans. 

Due to the construction around campus and specifically Arizona Stadium, please plan on arriving at least one hour earlier than normal. We want to make sure you’re inside the stadium and in your seat when the team takes the field. Please click here to view our football game day guide webpage for more information on the parking and stadium entrance gate changes for the 2012 season.

Our fans play a huge role in our home-field advantage and this weekend is no different. With a nationally-ranked opponent in Oregon State on Saturday, the Wildcats need your support for a solid 60 minutes. 


Make sure to get to Cherry and University for the Wildcat Walk and help welcome Coach Rodriguez and the Wildcats as they walk to Arizona Stadium! The team will arrive at approximately 5 p.m. Plan to arrive by 4:45 p.m. to grab your spot on the Wildcat Walk. The Wildcat Walk will occur two hours prior to every home game.

If you are having an issue while inside the stadium, please text “CATS” to 69050. The in-game e-mail service, will also continue to be available. 

At each home game there are sound technicians who roam the stadium to monitor the levels and make adjustments. If you are having an issue in your area, please e-mail or text “CATS” to 69050 with your comment and location. We will deploy a sound technician to check it out.  

Attention season ticket holders: have tickets to the game but can’t go? Don’t let your tickets go to waste. Log into “My Account Manager” and electronically transfer your tickets to a friend. Click here to log in and select “Ticket Transfer.” The ticket exchange program is only available to football season ticket holders. 

Sun Tran normally provides shuttle service to Arizona Stadium. Shuttles will depart from Hi Corbett Field starting two hours prior to every home game kick off (5 p.m. this Saturday) and will run continuously until kickoff. However, due to a community event in the park there are two different pick-up locations for this game only. The first one is at 900 South Randolph Way, riders can park along Randolph Way near the Reid Park Zoo, just north of 22nd street. The other pick up location will be the bus pullout on the northeast corner of 22nd Street at Country Club Road. Riders can park in the lot on the northeast corner of 22nd Street at Country Club Road. The same rates and pick up times apply to these new locations.

The drop off location is on 6th street, steps away from Arizona Stadium. The shuttle service will offer return service to these new pick-up locations for approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the game. The pick-up location for return shuttle service will be the same as the drop off location.

Round-trip full-fare will be $3, while round-trip half fares will be $1.50 for seniors 65 or older, persons with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders. Kids 5 and under can ride for free.

In partnership with Bon Voyage Travel, Arizona Athletics provides bus transportation from Phoenix to Arizona Stadium and back. There are three locations throughout the Valley where fans can get on the “Cat Cruiser.” Space is limited, but there are still spots available for this week’s game. For more information call 1-800-439-7963 or visit

Tailgate lots will open at 1 p.m. this Saturday. Please 
click here to visit our tailgating page for a complete list of tailgating rules and regulations. Vehicles must wait until 1 p.m. before arriving on campus to line up for tailgating. Overnight parking is not permitted by the University of Arizona. UA Police will be enforcing this policy tonight. 

Due to the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility construction, the Game Day Grill has been moved to a new location for the 2012 season. The Game Day Grill will be located on the Eddie Lynch Pavilion, which is just north of the Jim Click Hall of Champions. The Game Day Grill opens three hours prior to every home game kick off (4 p.m. this Saturday). 

In addition to the Game Day Grill being relocated, the Coca-Cola Fan Fiesta has also been relocated for the 2012 season. The Coca-Cola Fan Fiesta is located on the UA Mall, just west of Cherry for all 2012 home football games with the exception of the Homecoming game vs. Colorado on November 10. The Coca-Cola Fan Fiesta opens 4 hours prior to every home game kick off (3 p.m. this Saturday) and features live entertainment, food vendors, interactive displays and a fun zone for the kids. This week the Arizona women’s basketball team will be on hand signing posters and posing for pictures. Stop by and meet your Wildcats! 

Addison BachmanJake FischerKyle Quinn and Mark Whatley will serve as Team Captains for the Oregon State game. Click here to get the most up-to-date info on the team with’s Gameday Central page.  

Tweeting tomorrow? Make sure to use the hashtag #BearDown and/or #BeatOSU. Your tweet could be shown on the Catvision video board. Also, check out the new Social Wildcats Rewards game. You can earn points and redeem them for prizes by linking your Facebook, Twitter, and foursquare accounts. Check it out at
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