The wait is almost over. The return of college football is less than a month away. Rocket fans can get their first look at the 2014 Toledo football program when the Midnight Blue and Gold host its annual Fan Appreciation Day Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Glass Bowl.
Fan Appreciation Day will begin at 4:30 p.m. Fans can watch the final hour of practice, then meet the players and coaches for an autograph session at approximately 5:30 p.m. under the west-side grand stands.
The first 1,000 fans will receive a free Rocket football poster.
Fans also will be able to get photos taken with their favorite Rocket players or with UT mascots Rocky and Rocksy.
Admission is free.
In addition, fans can receive information about purchasing season tickets at the event. Ultimate Fan Plan season tickets are still available. For $70, the Ultimate Fan Plan features a season ticket, a $20 gift certificate to Rocky’s Locker, free parking and free food at every game. Fans can call 419.530.GOLD (4653) or go online at utrockets.com to order season tickets.
The Rockets, who were recently picked to win the Mid-American Conference West Division in a media vote, open their season vs. New Hampshire Saturday, Aug. 30, in the Glass Bowl at 7 p.m.