Thursday, September 27, 2007
ESPN Game Day in Eugene Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. -- ESPN College GameDay will televise its nationally-acclaimed Saturday morning football show from the perimeter of Alton Baker Park just south of Autzen Stadium, according to University of Oregon athletic department officials.
The weekly college football preview show, which airs nationally from 7-9 a.m. (PDT), will precede the Ducks' home game versus California. Kickoff for the football game, which will be televised regionally by ABC, will be 12:30 p.m. (PDT).
The general public is encouraged to be a part of the College GameDay festivities, located across the street from the stadium south of Leo Harris Parkway, with the airing of short televised segments to begin shortly after 12:30 p.m. (PDT) Friday and extend until after the conclusion of Saturday's game.
Friday parking will be available to the general public in Lot 8 south of Leo Harris Parkway.
Saturday's production schedule will include live televised spots during ESPN's SportsCenter shortly after 6 a.m (PDT).
Admission to the entire ESPN production is free of charge.
In order to accommodate fans, the Autzen Stadium east parking lot will open at 5:30 a.m. rather than the normal four hours prior to kickoff only for patrons who hold parking passes for the football game. Special parking provisions for only the ESPN College GameDay production will not be available.
No overnight camping will be allowed on city or university property.
In addition, the LTD Sports Shuttles will stage a special shuttle to Autzen Stadium from the Valley River Center that will begin at 5:30 a.m. That route will run free of charge until 8:30 a.m. After that, the Sports Shuttles will resume their normal operation to and from Autzen Stadium from all 10 park-and-ride locations. Round-trip fare for the shuttles is $3.
The premier college football pregame show, which has aired weekly on ESPN since its inception in 1989, features hosts Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard, with the show initiating its tour from college campuses around the country in 1993.