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Concerts to add to game-day experience for UB football


Published June 20, 2013

“It’s truly all about game day this fall.”
Danny White, director
Division of Athletics

UB Athletics is making some big changes to the fan experience at the home football games this year, among them the addition of a new concert series.

The UB Football Tailgate Concert Series will take place two hours before each game adjacent to UB Stadium. Two-time Grammy-Award winner Kool and the Gang will perform at this year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend on Oct 5. Other performers will be announced soon.

Other new additions to the home football game experience will be an enhanced “Walk to Victory” by the football team, as well as interactive fan activities, giveaways and the broadcast of a live radio pregame show courtesy of CBS Sports Radio THE FAN 1270 am in Stampede Square.

“It’s truly all about game day this fall and we want to build a culture that celebrates the college football experience available right here in Western New York on the UB campus” says Director of Athletics Danny White. “The success of the summer concert series currently running here in our market, along with the national trends we evaluated, made adding these enhancements a major initiative to meet the expectations of our growing fan base.

“I believe the unique mix of national music acts, along with our family-friendly experience, will make the UB campus and Bulls’ football the perfect place to tailgate this fall,” White says.

Each week a major announcement in the Tailgate Concert Series and promotional schedule will be released to fans as part of the Bulls’ new “Countdown to Kickoff” update.

White notes that dedicated fans are essential to the continued growth of UB football, and UB Athletics has set a football season ticket price of $90. “We are confident that this move, along with providing a neutral-site game at Ralph Wilson Stadium—The Clash at the Ralph—as well as all of our new game-day enhancements will make UB football the must-have ticket for every college football fan in Western New York.”
White urged UB fans to get their season tickets now to ensure the best seat location.
Season tickets are $90 and are available by calling 1-877-UB –THERE or purchasing online.