Festivities Planned for A-Day 2004

Auburn, Ala.--A-Day weekend will be more than just a football game this season as Auburn University announces the weekend will be known as "Celebrate Auburn! A-Day Weekend 2004".

The celebration will begin on Friday March 20 and conclude on March 22. In between there will be activities for fans and families alike to enjoy in and around the Auburn campus.

Auburn will host its annual spring football game on Saturday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium which highlights a full weekend of activities on the Auburn campus and in the city. There will also be activities such as Tiger Nights hosted by the UPC on Friday, the annual Football Lettermen's Club A-Day race, a street dance at Toomer's Corner on Saturday night, eight different sporting events, an autograph session prior to the game and interactive games and live entertainment at the Tiger Team Village on Saturday.

Tigers Nights will include a concert on the mainstage as well as interactive activities in and around Foy Student Union. Admission is $3 to the general public and free to Auburn University students. For more information on Tigers Nights, please contact the Auburn University Program Council at 334-844-5292.

The Auburn Football Lettermen's Club will host its annual A-Day Race on Saturday morning with the 5K race beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the one mile run at 9:10 a.m. Both races will finish on the 50-yard line of Jordan-Hare Stadium. For more information or to request an entry form, please contact Yann Cowart at ycowart@earthlink.net.

Prior to the football game, Auburn's players and coaches will be available for autographs on the concourse of Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum from 10-10:45 a.m.. Auburn will not hold a post-game autograph session.

On Saturday night, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce will host a street dance at Toomer's Corner at 8 p.m. with the band, Tyn Tymes. The event is free to the public. The Athletic Department will host a reunion for all former student-athletes during the weekend. Activities will include a reception on Friday and a tailgate prior to A-Day on Saturday. Former athletes who are interested in attending should contact Chris Hargrave, (334) 844-1151.

Tickets for A-Day are $5 for the general public and $1 for students. Tickets will go on sale at the Athletic Ticket Office on Monday, March 15. No phone orders will be accepted.

The Auburn baseball team faces Kentucky in a three-game series with games slated for 6:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Single game and series baseball tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 15. Single game tickets are $10 and series tickets are $30. Baseball season tickets are currently on sale at www.auburntigers.com or by calling 1-800-AUB-1957 (ext. 1).

The Auburn women's tennis team will face Florida on Friday at 2 p.m. and South Carolina on Sunday at 12 p.m. at the Luther Young Tennis Center while the softball team will play a doubleheader with Ole Miss beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday and a single-game on Sunday at 12 p.m. at the Auburn Softball Complex. The track team will host the Springtime Invitational at Wilbur Hutsell Sunday. Admission to tennis, softball and track is free.

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