Fri April 12, 2024

By Lance Hawley

Sports Razorbacks

Season opener vs. UAPB moved to August 29

Arkansas Football Razorbacks
Season opener vs. UAPB moved to August 29
Kyle Parkinson

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks will get to start the 2024 season a little sooner than anticipated and in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPNU for the team’s in-state matchup vs. UAPB at War Memorial Stadium with kickoff now set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 29.


The season starts in Little Rock for the Hogs for the second straight season but the Thursday night opener will be the first for the program since 2017 when the Razorbacks opened the campaign with a 49-7 victory over Florida A&M on a Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium.


Arkansas will meet the Golden Lions for just the second time in history on the football field. The Hogs beat the Golden Lions 45-3 at War Memorial Stadium in 2021 en route to a nine-win season in Head Coach Sam Pittman’s second season.


The Razorbacks are set to host the team’s annual Red-White Game tomorrow at noon inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network+ with Justin Kutcher and Dan Mullen on the call. Admission is free with gates opening at 11 a.m. and fans entering gates 1, 14 and 16 on the east side of the stadium. Fans are encouraged to park for free in lots 46, 47N, 47W, 55, 56, 56B, 56D, 60, 62, 72, 73, 73A, 74, 74 B & C and the Meadow Street Parking Garage.


HogTown will be located in Lot 44 north of the stadium and will kick off the day’s events beginning with Sunrise Yoga session presented by Burn Boot Camp from 8-9 a.m. inside Gate 14 located on the northeast side of Razorback Stadium. Pre-registration is encouraged by clicking here. HogTown officially opens at 9 a.m. and will feature a live concert by Gone Country, inflatables, food vendors, sponsor activations and a pep rally featuring the Razorback Spirit Squads, the Best in Sight and Sound Marching Band and the best live mascot in all of college sports, Tusk VI.

There will also be a classic car and truck show for Razorback fans to showcase their classic vehicles outside Razorback Stadium. Pre-registration is required at no cost to entrants with all years, makes and models welcome.


Car and Truck Show participants will each receive a free t-shirt plus two complimentary tickets to the Razorback Football home opener game in Fayetteville vs. UAB on Saturday, September 14.


For more information on how to register your classic car or truck, click here.


Season tickets for the 2024 season and single-game tickets for the season opener in Little Rock are now available by calling the Razorback Ticket Center at 479.575.5151.