UNCG to hold Spartan Restaurant Tailgate prior to Saturday's mens soccer match
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG athletics, in conjunction with UNCG Dining Services, will host the Spartan Restaurant Tailgate for the campus community this Saturday night prior the UNCG-North Carolina men's soccer exhibition match at UNCG Soccer Stadium.
The tailgate, being held as part of Rawkin' Welcome Week on the UNCG campus, will be held in the south end zone area between the UNCG Soccer Stadium and Fleming Gymnasium. Food will be served from 5-7 p.m. and students, faculty and staff are invited to bring cash or their SpartanCard just like they normally would in one of the on-campus dining facilities.
Members of the Blue Crew will be on-hand with a "paint-up" area and special field-level bleacher seating is being planned for students.
The Spartans are coming off a 1-0 win at Duke in preseason action last Saturday. UNCG knocked off the No. 11-ranked Blue Devils on a goal by Matt Strine with just over two minutes left to play.
The Tar Heels come into the match ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation in the preseason polls. North Carolina is visiting UNCG Soccer Stadium for the first time since UNCG knocked off the Tar Heels in a regular-season match, 1-0, on Sept. 29, 2004 – a victory that lifted the Spartans toward a No. 1 national ranking.
Tickets for all UNCG men's soccer games are free beginning this season. Outside food and drink are not perrmitted in UNCG Soocer Stadium. (For venue policies and more information, click here.) The Spartans open regular season play on Sept. 1 at home against Charlotte, another preseason Top 25-team according to some polls. For more information on Spartan athletics, log on at www.uncgspartans.com.
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