Bearcats Football Kicks Off in Five Days!
Team Fastrax from Start Skydiving will be jumping into Nippert Stadium again this season!

Aug. 29, 2011

The University of Cincinnati Athletics Department has a number of events slated for Opening Night, the first home football game of the year as the Bearcats take on Austin Peay at 7:00pm on Saturday in Nippert Stadium.

Bearcats fans are encouraged to come early, be loud, and wear black in order to take in all of the pregame activities planned for the game.

The Bearcats Family Zone will be opening at 4:30pm which will provide a great opportunity for families to partake in the Future Bearcats Field where kids can dress up and practice like the Bearcats, play on the inflatable obstacle courses, and have their face painted. Lucy the Bearcat from the Cincinnati Zoo will be on Sheakley Lawn for fans to get an up close and personal look at a real Bearcat.

Be sure to participate in a great UC tradition the CATWALK, which occurs approximately two and half hours before game time. Join the Bearcat, UC cheerleaders, and band to fire up the football team and coaches as they pass through the Bearcat Blitz, held at the Myers Alumni Center, on their pregame walk to Nippert Stadium.

All of Bearcats Nation is encouraged to check out our new on-campus tailgating atmosphere at the Campus Green GRIDIRON Tailgate. The GRID allows fans the opportunity to bring their pregame parties to the heart of campus, flanking the CATWALK. The Open-Access Area is open to all individuals and is free of charge. Individuals are permitted to bring in chairs and coolers. The Grid opens four hours prior to kick off and remain open one hour after the conclusion of the game. For more information on the GRID, click here.

Fans who head into the game early will be treated to the University of Cincinnati Band’s annual Charge Down the Stadium Steps as they set the stage for Band Day! The skydivers of UC Football, Team Fastrax, will be back to dazzle Bearcats fans with skydiving acrobatics.

Fans will also have the first opportunity to see the entire University of Cincinnati Bearcats Football intro video which was previewed earlier this summer. You can see the preview of the video by clicking here.



To order your tickets for Saturday's home opener, visit or call 1-877-CATS-TIX. Tickets are still available but selling quickly so make sure to secure your seats early! Mini-Plans are also still available for as low as $50 and can be ordered by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX. For more information check out our Bearcats Football Ticket Catalog.

For all game day information, please view our 2011 Fan Guide.