Football opening night to feature fireworks

August 29, 2017 | Athletics, Events
By Paul Helgren

The University of Toledo announced its home-opening football contest vs. Elon Thursday, Aug. 31, will feature a halftime fireworks show, courtesy of area auto dealerships that are part of the Rockets’ Car Coaches Program.

“The home opener is a celebration of a new season, so we want to kick it off with a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the Glass Bowl,” said Dave Nottke, deputy director of athletics. “We would like to express our sincerest thanks to all of our Rocket Car Coaches who have made this special fireworks presentation possible.”

The Elon game will be the first opportunity for fans to see the Rockets, preseason favorites to win the 2017 Mid-American Conference Championship. Game time is 7 p.m. in the Glass Bowl.

Season tickets begin at $80 and are available at the UT Athletic Ticket Office, online here, or by calling 419.530.GOLD (4653). Tickets are half-off for UT employees and retirees, and UT students are admitted free to home games with ID.

Fireworks for the home opener have been made possible thanks to the generosity of Ballas Buick GMC; Brondes Ford Toledo; Brondes Ford Maumee; Brown Automotive Group; Bobby Jorgensen’s Kistler Ford; Charlie’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram; Grogan’s Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Perrysburg Auto Mall; Yark Automotive Group; and the White Family Dealerships — Dave White Chevrolet, Jim White Toyota and Lexus of Toledo.

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