BYU football opens four practices to fans; plans multiple fan events

One Utah Valley guilty pleasure is enjoying a BYU football game when you should be doing something else. Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

BYU football fans don’t have to wait for September with these August football events. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Why wait until September? BYU football fans have four opportunities to watch the team starting next week.

As BYU begins its fall camp this weekend to prepare for the 2015 season, the team will have an early audience. Between Aug. 10 and Aug. 15, Cougar fans can attend the football teams practice  Monday–Wednesday and attend the team scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 15 for free.
The open practices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will take place on the outdoor practice field located north of the Student Athlete Building. Fans can park in the parking lot to the west of the practice field and enter through the west gate to the practice field beginning at 10 a.m. The practice will begin at 10:40 a.m. and conclude at approximately 12 p.m.
The open scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 15, will take place at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Parking is available in the south and southeast lots as well as the west lot. Gates 1, 5, 6, and 11 will open at 9 a.m., with the scrimmage getting underway at 10:20 a.m.
Outside of the four practice invitations to fans, the BYU football team is also hosting four other fan events: Movie Night at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Cougar Kickoff, Cougar Sale and Big Blue Bash.

Movie Night at LaVell Edwards Stadium

On Friday, Aug. 14, LaVell Edwards Stadium will open at 8 p.m. between gates 1 and 11 for a free movie night. BYU recommends fans bring blankets (no chairs allowed) to sit on the field to watch “Big Hero 6.”

Cougar Kickoff

Meet all of your favorite BYU athletes from the football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and cross country teams. Athletes will be signing autographs, Cosmo will be taking photos and there will be drills for kids. Admission is free.

Cougar Sale

Before the Cougar Kickoff begins, stop by the Indoor Practice Facility starting at 5 p.m. to purchase your football fan gear for 2015. The sale includes gameday shirts, posters and game-worn apparel, jerseys and more. Admission is free.

Big Blue Bash

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall and members of the team will participate at the annual Big Blue Bash hosted by the Cougar Club on Friday evening, Aug. 21. This year’s the bash will be at the new America First Pavilion at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. Gates open for the event at 7 p.m. with the program beginning at 8 p.m. The event is open to all fans. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 through the Cougar Club at (801) 422-2583 or at the door for $10.


Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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