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WELCOME WELCOME TO RENTSCHLER FIELD
Dear Husky Football Fans, Welcome to another exciting season of University of Connecticut football at Rentschler Field. The 2012 season marks our 10th year in East Hartford, and we want to thank each and every one of you for your support. In particular, we would like to pay a special thanks to our season tickets-holders who have been with us since our stadium first opened in 2003. We hope that this Fan Guide will help make your time at Rentschler Field even more enjoyable. Our fans have given us a tremendous home field advantage during the past nine years at Rentschler Field, and we would expect that to be the case again in 2012. We need our Rentschler Field crowd to be loud and supportive of our student-athletes more than ever. We also ask all Husky fans to demonstrate pride, respect and responsibility while attending games at Rentschler Field. Cheer loud, hard, early and late for UConn and be respectful of our guests from other institutions and our game officials. The entire University of Connecticut family thanks you for attending games at Rentschler Field. We appreciate your support of UConn Athletics. Enjoy the 2012 season!
Warde Manuel Director of Athletics
Paul Pasqualoni Head Football Coach
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Ticket Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location of Office: On the campus of the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn. Online Ticketing Center: UConnHuskies.com Mailing address: University of Connecticut Athletic Ticket Office 2111 Hillside Road, Box U-3078 Storrs, Conn. 06269 Office Phone Number: toll free from anywhere in the United States 1-877-AT-UCONN (1-877-288-2666) or 860-486-2724 Fax Number: 860-486-9396 Ticketmaster Phone Number: 1-800-745-3000 E-mail Address: email@example.com.
4 HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF Parking lots open Fan Fest opens outside Gate B 2.5 HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF Husky Walk occurs outside Gate D 2 HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF Suite and club levels open (Tower A) 1.5 HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF Rentschler Field gates open 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO KICKOFF UConn Marching Band pregame show 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO KICKOFF Player intros/UConn takes the field
2012 SCHEDULE MASSACHUSETTS
Thurs., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. (SNY) East Hartford, Conn. Opening Day
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sat., Oct. 13, TBA East Hartford, Conn. Homecoming
Sat., Sept. 8, noon (SNY) East Hartford, Conn. Blue Out
Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Syracuse, N.Y.
Sat., Nov. 3, TBA Tampa, Fla.
AT WESTERN MICHIGAN Sat., Sept. 22, 2 p.m. (ESPN3) Kalamazoo, Mich.
Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. (ESPN) East Hartford, Conn. Military Appreciation Day
Sat., Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m. College Park, Md.
Sat., Sept. 29, noon (SNY) East Hartford, Conn. Connecticut Day
Sat., Oct. 6, TBA New Brunswick, N.J.
Sat., Nov. 24, TBA Louisville, Ky.
Sat., Dec. 1, TBA Senior Day East Hartford, Conn. UCONNHUSKIES.COM 3
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RENTSCHLER FIELD A-Z
Beer is limited to one per purchase, 21 years or older with valid ID. Beer sales will be discontinued at the middle of the third quarter or earlier at managementâ€™s discretion.
Located at Gates A and B. Suite Patrons and Club Section Ticket Holders must use the elevator at Gate A. For guests with disabilities, utilize Gate B for field level accessible seating.
ATMs are located at Gates B, C and D.
Disabled services, guest relations, and lost and found are located near Gate B inside the stadium.
No video cameras and/or recording devices. Camera admission policy varies per event, please visit RentschlerField.com website for more information.
CLUB AND SUITE TICKET HOLDER ENTRANCE
The First Aid Room is located by Gate B behind Sections 103 and 104 on the concourse.
Located to the right of Gate A facing the field. Suite and Club holders may enter the stadium two hours prior to kickoff.
For GPS and other navigational systems, please enter 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, Conn., to locate Rentschler Field.
Full service concession stands are located around the stadium concourse. Concession services are managed by SODEXO.
CONFIDENTIAL FAN HOTLINE AND TEXTING SYSTEM The University of Connecticut and Bushnell Management, LLC, have a confidential fan hotline and texting system at Rentschler Field to ensure that all patrons have an enjoyable experience at the stadium. The hotline and texting system is for fans to call to report any behavior that impairs or otherwise interrupts their enjoyment both in the parking areas and during the game. Ticket holders should call 860-610-4884, or text to 860-861-8100 during games to reach a Fan Service Representative. Concerns will be addressed as they are reported. Fans are encouraged to save these numbers in their mobile phones to make reaching Fan Services easier on gamedays.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS General Information: 860-610-4700 Guest Relations: 860-610-4730 Emergency: 860-610-4888 (incoming calls on event days only) Emergencies also can be reported at 911 to a dispatcher inside the stadium.
PARKING LOTS AND STADIUM GATES Public parking lots at Rentschler Field open four hours prior to kickoff and the stadium gates open 90 minutes before the game. Suite and Club ticket holders can enter the stadium two hours before kickoff.
PROHIBITED ITEMS Umbrellas, coolers, outside food and beverage, Thermos bottles, flasks, banners, signs or flags, horns or other noisemakers, laser pointers, animals (except
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GATE C assistance animals) or weapons of any kind are prohibited. Other items deemed by management to be dangerous or inappropriate also will not be permitted. All patrons and bags are subject to search.
RESTROOMS Located throughout the concourse. Family restrooms are located throughout the concourse at buildings 1, 4, 8 and 9.
SEATS When sitting in your seat, facing the field, Seat 1 always is located to your right.
TICKET SALES The main box office is located outside of Gate B. Advance ticket sales are available behind section 105 inside the stadium near Gate B.
UCONN STUDENT ENTRANCE UConn students enter Rentschler Field at Gate C and must have a student ticket card AND matching valid UConn ID.
WILL CALL LOCATIONS General Will Call — Gate B Opens three hours before the game UConn Student-Athlete Guests — Gate C Opens 90 minutes before the game Visiting Team Student-Athlete Guests — Gate D Opens 90 minutes before the game Photo ID required to pick up all tickets.
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RENTSCHLER FIELD PARKING
Directions, Policies and Procedures
arking at Rentschler Field has continuously evolved since the opening of the stadium in 2003. Season parking passes were allocated based upon seat type (Club, Chairback, Preferred, Reserved, Family Plan, Young Alumni) and UCADF priority point totals. The Gold Lot was assigned first to Club season ticket holders, followed by assignments in the Blue, Gray and Red Lots. There are six individual parking passes, one for each home game. Keep in mind that passes cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Please safeguard your passes.
GOLD PARKING •
Club season ticket holders qualified for the Gold Parking Lot. VEHICLES WITH A GOLD PARKING PASS MUST ENTER THROUGH THE MAIN OR EAST GATE ENTRANCE. Upon entering through the Main Gate, please keep to the LEFT.
BLUE PARKING • • •
All Chairback (lower, mezzanine and upper) season ticket holders who ordered their parking by June 12 qualified for the Blue Parking Lot. All Preferred season ticket holders who ordered their parking by June 12 qualified for the Blue Parking Lot. VEHICLES WITH A BLUE PARKING PASS MUST ENTER THROUGH THE MAIN GATE OR EAST GATE ENTRANCES. If entering through the Main Gate, please keep to the LEFT and if entering through the East Gate, please keep to the RIGHT. THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE BLUE PARKING LOTS VIA THE WILLOW STREET ENTRANCE.
GRAY AND RED PARKING • • •
All Reserved, Family Plan and Young Alumni season ticket holders who ordered their parking by June 12 qualified for the Gray Parking Lot. VEHICLES WITH A GRAY PARKING PASS MUST ENTER THROUGH THE EAST GATE ENTRANCES. VEHICLES WITH A RED PARKING PASS MAY ENTER THROUGH ANY GATE.
BROWN PARKING (RV & NON-ALCOHOL) •
VEHICLES WITH A BROWN (RV OR NON-ALCOHOL) PARKING PASS MUST ENTER THROUGH THE EAST GATE ENTRANCE ONLY. If you have any questions regarding your parking assignment, please contact the UConn Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-AT UCONN, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
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Gameday Parking Information
GAMEDAY PARKING INFORMATION • •
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All Rentschler Field parking lots open four hours prior to kick-off. For SATURDAY GAMES, all parking entrances (East Gate, Main Gate and Willow Street Gate) will open FOUR hours prior to kick-off. For WEEKNIGHT GAMES, Main Gate and Willow Street Gate entrances will open THREE hours prior to kick-off; East Gate entrance will open FOUR hours prior to kick-off. • Handicap Accessible Parking is AVAILABLE in Parking Lots (color coded PINK on below map) ADJACENT TO STADIUM to assist patrons at Rentschler Field. • PLEASE ENTER THROUGH MAIN OR EAST GATES for Handicap Accessible Parking. Entry gates to the Stadium open 90 minutes prior to kick-off. Parking lots close two hours after day games and immediately after night games. Illegal parking on area streets will result in your vehicle being ticketed and towed. Overnight parking is not permitted. Gameday parking is located in the Red Parking Lot at a rate of $15 per automobile, $25 per RV and $30 per bus or limo. LAZ Parking administers all aspects of gameday parking at Rentschler Field and LAZ representatives are available on-site to assist with vehicle parking.
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ailgating is an exciting part of the UConn Husky football experience and we want every fan to enjoy their visit to Rentschler Field. To ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment, and that of your fellow football fans, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines: • Day Games: Tailgating is permitted four hours before and no more than two hours after day games. • Night Games: Tailgating is permitted four hours before night games. Out of respect for residents near the stadium, tailgating is not permitted after night games. • To ensure that fans not miss a minute of the UConn Huskies in action, tailgating is not permitted once a game begins. Anyone remaining in the parking lots once a game begins must either enter the Stadium or leave the property. • Please leave room for your fellow tailgaters — tailgating activities should be confined to the area immediately adjacent to your vehicle. Grills, coolers, etc., should be set up in front of or behind your vehicle. • Fans wishing to park together should enter the parking lots at the same time — saving spaces for other vehicles is not permitted. • Show your Husky colors — canopies and flags
Tailgating Policies are permitted with the exception of those requiring supports pounded into the ground. • An “Oversized Vehicle” Lot is available for fans with motor homes or other oversized vehicles. These vehicles should not park in any other lots. • Unauthorized use of handicapped parking spaces will not be tolerated. • Keep that barbeque safe — no charcoal fires or open flames are permitted. • Caterers, other than the official caterer of Rentschler Field, are not permitted on the property. The unauthorized sale of merchandise, food or beverage is prohibited. • Ball-playing and frisbee tossing in the parking lots and roadways are safety hazards and not permitted. • Portable restrooms are available throughout the parking lots for your convenience. • Alcohol is permitted in the parking lots, but please drink responsibly. • Fans will not be allowed to enter the Stadium if they are visibly intoxicated. • Kegs and drinking games are not permitted in the parking lots. • Help keep Rentschler Field clean and green — please utilize trash bags, trash receptacles and recycling bins available throughout the parking lots.
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How to Get to Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, Conn. 06118
FROM THE NORTH
FROM THE EAST
Take I-91 South toward Hartford to Exit 35A. Follow I-291 South to I-84 West to Exit 58, Roberts Street/Silver Lane. On the exit ramp, turn left and continue over I-84 and straight through the Silver Lane intersection into the Rentschler Field main gate.
Interstate 384: Take Route 6 West or Route 44 West to I-384 West. Follow I-384 West toward Manchester. Take Exit 1, Spencer Street. Turn left at end of exit ramp onto Spencer Street. Follow Spencer Street onto Silver Lane in East Hartford. Follow Silver Lane to Rentschler Field East Gate. Interstate 84: Take I-84 West toward Hartford to Exit 58, Roberts Street/Silver Lane. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Roberts Street and follow to Silver Lane. Merge into one lane and continue straight through Silver Lane intersection into the Rentschler Field Main Gate.
FROM THE SOUTH Take I-91 North toward Hartford to Exit 25, Route 3 North. Merge left onto Route 3 North. Merge into left lane. Exit Route 3 North onto Route 2 West. Follow Route 2 West to Exit 5A, Main Street. Merge onto Main Street and continue straight through the Brewer Street intersection. Continue on Main Street and turn right into the Rentschler Field Willow Street gate. GOLD, BLUE and GRAY season parking passes continue on Route 2 West to Exit 4. At bottom of ramp turn right onto East River Drive and continue straight through the Main Street intersection onto Silver Lane to the Rentschler Field main gate or east gate.
FROM THE SOUTHWEST Take either I-84 East or I-91 North. Follow directions above from the South. From Route 15 North take Exit 91, Silver Lane toward Roberts Street. Bear right onto Silver Lane to the Rentschler Field Main Gate or East Gate.
FROM THE SOUTHEAST Take Route 2 West toward Hartford. Take Exit 5A, Main Street. Merge onto Main Street and continue straight through the Brewer Street intersection. Continue on Main Street to the Rentschler Field Willow Street gate. GOLD, BLUE and GRAY season parking passes continue on Route 2 West to Exit 4. At bottom of ramp turn right onto East River Drive and continue straight through the Main Street intersection onto Silver Lane to the Rentschler Field Main Gate or East Gate.
FROM THE WEST Take I-84 East toward Hartford. Follow I-84 East to Exit 58, Roberts Street/Silver Lane. On the exit ramp, keep to the right and continue straight through the Silver Lane intersection into the Rentschler Field Main Gate.
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FANFEST is the place to be for pregame fun.
Conn fans of all ages will enjoy visiting “FanFest” before every UConn football game at Rentschler Field. “FanFest” begins four hours before kickoff and concludes 30 minutes before the game. It is located between Gates A and B outside of the stadium gates. The offerings at “FanFest” change each game and often include inflatable games for children, promotional giveaways and UConn student-athletes from various teams signing autographs. Come out and join the festivities.
PREGAME FESTIVITIES Husky fans should show their school spirit by wearing their UConn colors to all games. Pregame festivities begin approximately 20 minutes before kickoff at Rentschler Field. Check-out the opening show featuring the University of Connecticut Marching Band just before your Huskies take the field. Arrive early, cheer loud, and get ready for some hard-hitting UConn Football.
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HUSKY WALK Greet the UConn football players and coaches as they enter the stadium in preparation for the game. The Husky Walk takes place between Gates C and D approximately two-anda-half hours before each game and also features the UConn cheerleaders and members of the At the Husky Walk, you can become a kid again. Shake hands with players and Husky marching band. coaches before each home game.
WTIC’S DOG HOUSE WTIC NewsTalk 1080 AM, the flagship station of the UConn Radio Network, broadcasts before each Husky home game at Rentschler Field from the time the parking lots open. Live broadcasts take place at the station’s Dog House, which is located at Gate C. Stop on by and visit with WTIC’s Ray Dunaway and other personalities. You never know who will be around!
CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME Relive more than a century of sports excellence at the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame — which is located inside the stadium at Gate A. There are plaques for each member of the Hall of Fame in addition to other historical displays.
POSTGAME BAND CONCERT Following each home game at Rentschler Field, stay in your seats as the University of Connecticut Marching Band “The Pride of Connecticut” presents a stirring postgame performance. The concert begins immediately following the game conclusion.
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HUSKY HONOR T
he University of Connecticut is committed to honoring collegiate athletic competition by demonstrating pride, responsibility and respect. The UConn community, fans, alumni, students, coaches and student-athletes promote these core values as proud Huskies and firstclass competitors.
• Wear your Blue and White. • Get inside Rentschler Field early and stay until the end of the game. • Have fun and cheer loudly for your Huskies.
• Respect all coaches, student-athletes and game officials. • Respect yourself and your fellow fans. • Respect the University of Connecticut.
• Drink responsibly in the parking lots and in the stadium. • Sit only in the seat that you have a ticket for. • Refrain from the use of profanity. • Dispose of trash, recycle and keep Rentschler Field clean.
THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT RENTSCHLER FIELD!
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