40,000 fans expected for Oregon Spring Game

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Fans at the 2013 Oregon Spring Game (Photo by Tristan Fortsch)

EUGENE, Ore. - It’s a big weekend at University of Oregon, with several athletic events planned including the Oregon football Spring Game

The school is also hosting more than 150 families of UO students, participating in Spring Family Weekend. 

Festivities kicked off Friday afternoon with a carnival, featuring food, games and entertainment. 

Friday evening, the baseball team and the No. 1 ranked softball team will host teams from Arizona for a pair of weekend series. 

Both teams will be playing consecutive games the next three days. 

The University of Oregon is estimating 40,000 fans will show up for Saturday’s Spring Game. 

While the crowd will be large, the cost to families and spectators will be minimal. 
The price of admission is three cans of non-perishable food items per person, which will go to Food for Lane County. 

Brad Bassi of Food for Lane County says after the Letter Carriers Drive, the Spring Game is their biggest even of the year. 

The organization has set a goal to collect seventy thousand pounds of food. 

“It’s a great way for families who may not be able to bring all their kids in the fall to come see the Ducks, support the school, and help out the community,” Bassi says. 
Autzen Stadium’s gates will open at 10 a.m., and kickoff is at 11 a.m. 

Schedules for all Duck games can be found online.

A full schedule of events for the Spring family weekend can be found online.