Meet the Sooners Day Set for Aug. 6

NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma announced today that its annual Meet the Sooners Day autograph session will be held Aug. 6, at the practice fields near Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The event is moving from the rugby fields, which was the site in recent years.

Because the event falls on a Saturday this year, a factor that was influenced by summer school dates, Meet the Sooners Day will be restricted to children ages 14 and younger. Each child may be accompanied by a maximum of one adult, but adults will not be permitted to submit items for autographs.

Each child may bring a maximum of one item to be signed.

"Our desire with Meet the Sooners Day is to accommodate as many fans as possible," said Kenny Mossman, senior associate athletics director for communications, "We've discussed this event at length and examined it from every angle. The bottom line is that our fan support is so great, we realistically cannot accommodate everyone when this event is held on a Saturday. The crowd numbers were very large on weekday mornings and we know that without some modification, those numbers would grow beyond what we can reasonably manage on the weekend. For that reason, we've decided to focus on the children."

As has been the case for several years, members of the OG&E Sooners Kids Club will have priority as the lines are formed. At 7 a.m., Gate 7 of the stadium will open with two lines forming, one for the Kids Club members and the other for general patrons.

At 9:45 a.m., Kids Club members will proceed to the football practice fields that are adjacent to the Switzer Center. The Kids Club autograph session will begin at 10 a.m., while general patrons will be admitted to the practice fields at 10:30 a.m. The session will conclude at noon.

Memberships for the OG&E Sooner Kids Club are available until July 29 when they will be suspended until after the autograph session. Applications are available online at or by calling the Athletics Department Marketing Office at 405-325-6353.

Free parking will be available in campus lots, including the Asp Parking Facility on the west side of the stadium. Concessions and restrooms will be available along with cool zones and games.

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