ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department will host Michigan Football Youth Day presented by Chobani from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 10) at Michigan Stadium.
Youth Day at Michigan Stadium is free and open to the public. All gates at the Big House will open starting at 1:30 p.m. (access to the field will not open until 2 p.m.). Parking will be available in the lots adjacent to Michigan Stadium and Pioneer High School.
The Michigan Football Youth Day will have a strong emphasis on youth as the 90-minute event will include activities around the stadium concourse themed for kids as well as the traditional autograph sessions around the concourse for both kids and all fans in attendance.
Three hundred (300) lucky members of the Kids Go Blue Club presented by University of Michigan Credit Union were randomly selected to gain early access into Michigan Stadium before the general public and thus first in line for their favorite player or coach. The deadline for entries for early entry on Michigan Football Youth Day was at 5 p.m. on July 31st. The winners were notified through the email address associated with their Kids Club account. To register for the Kids Go Blue Club click here: MGoBlue.com/kidsclub.
In order to expedite the autograph process and accommodate as many fans as possible, student-athletes and head coach Brady Hoke will autograph one item per person. Personal photos with the players and/or Coach Hoke and signing jerseys/T-shirts are discouraged as they take too long to accommodate the large number of fans that attend the event. Additionally, for the safety of everyone in attendance, certain autograph lines will be limited to approximately the first 250 people in line with no exceptions.
If you wish to get an autograph from Coach Hoke, quarterbacks or wide receivers, you must line up at Gate 10 (located at the northeast corner of the stadium at the corner of Greene Street and East Keech Avenue) in order to receive a wristband, which will allow for access to the autograph line you select. Wristbands will be required for admittance into the autograph lines inside the stadium for Coach Hoke, quarterbacks or wide receivers
Signage and event personnel will be located at Gate 10 indicating where you will be required to line up in order to receive the appropriate wristband. Please note that a limited number of wristbands will be available and once all have been distributed, the lines for Coach Hoke, quarterbacks and wide receivers will be closed.
Coach Hoke will sign autographs on the Mortensen Plaza, which is located inside Gate 2 (southeast corner) of Michigan Stadium. Michigan student-athletes will be signing autographs at several concession stands around the entire stadium.
Freshman student-athletes will be signing autographs on the stadium turf. In addition, there will be appearances by the band and dance and cheerleading teams.
The Michigan Athletic Marketing and Promotions Office will have schedule cards and posters available for the public.
Tickets Available at Youth Day: Fans will be able to purchase Michigan Football Ticket Packs and single-game tickets (excluding Penn State) at the Michigan Athletics Box Office located at the NE entrance of Crisler Center. The featured ticket offer on Youth Day is the Coke Zero Football Family Pack presented by WWJ 950 Newsradio, starting as low as $260, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four Coca-Cola products, four t-shirts and two game programs (more than $100 in added value) to the Appalachian State, Miami (Ohio), Utah or Maryland game.
Garage Sale: There will not be an athletic department garage sale this year.
Media Contacts: Derek Satterfield, Zach Eisendrath (734) 763-4423