UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - The athletic department has released important fan information for the 2012 spring football game. The annual spring game will be played at Robins Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Admission is free.
Parking lots open at 11:00 a.m. for fans to recall the fun and festivities of Saturdays in the fall by starting the day off with a tailgate in the parking lots listed below. Parking is free for all fans, but a tailgating pass is required to enter the B3 licensed lot. Fans can pick up these tailgating passes at the Robins Center Ticket Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Monday, April 2nd. The passes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans are encouraged to park in lots B1, B2, and B7 as the Experience Richmond event will make space very limited in lots B5 and B6. Fans can also park in any lot along Richmond Way, but are reminded that entry to the stadium will be limited to the west entrance. The tailgating lot will be B3.
Stadium and Seating
Gates to Robins Stadium will open at 11:00am so you can check out the view from your 2012 season ticket location and visit the Customer Service Kiosk to take advantage of the chance to win great Richmond prizes. Gates A, B, C, and E will be open for fan entry. Fans will only be able to enter the stadium through the West Concourse. Seating will only be available on the west side of Robins Stadium. The East Concourse will be closed.
Before, during and after the exhibition, Spider fans of all ages are invited to partake in games and interactive inflatables on Lessing Plaza as well as enjoy concessions on the west concourse, starting at 12 p.m. Fans can also enjoy several spring practice highlights and interactive videos on Spider Vision before and during the exhibition. Spider Athletics Ticket Office representatives will be on site to answer any questions regarding tickets for the upcoming 2012 season.
This year's spring game will be conducted as offense vs. defense and will consist of four 12-minute quarters. The game will feature a running clock, but each team will have three timeouts per half.
The offense will earn points for first downs (1 pt.), extra points (1 pt.), two-point conversions (2 pts.), field goals (3 pts.) and touchdowns (6 pts.). The defense will earn points for forced punts (1 pt.), tackles for loss (1 pt.), pass break-ups (1 pt.), missed field goals (2 pts.), fourth down stops (2 pts.), sacks (2 pts.), two-point conversion stops (2 pts.), three downs and out (3 pts.), takeaways (3 pts.) and touchdowns (7 pts.).
Following the spring game, there will be an autograph session featuring selected Spider football players on the track on the west side of Robins Stadium. Spider baseball will also be in action Saturday, April 14, hosting Atlantic 10 rival George Washington at Pitt Field starting at 2 p.m.
Spring Game Central
For all the latest information on Spider football and spring practice, fans are encouraged to check out the 2012 Spider Spring Practice Central page on RichmondSpiders.com and to also follow the team on Twitter - @Spider_Football.