Ducks to Open 3 Spring Football Practices to the Public

       Friday marks the first opportunity for fans to get a look at the Ducks under new head coach Willie Taggart.

EUGENE – Fans will be afforded a closer glimpse inside the new era of Oregon football under head coach Willie Taggart with the announcement that three of the program’s 14 practices prior to the April 29 Spring Game will be open to the general public as the Ducks open off-season workouts on Wednesday, April 5.

Practices in Eugene will be open to the public Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, at Kilkenny Field to the west of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, while the Ducks will take their April 15 workout on the road to Portland’s Jesuit High School.

This Friday’s workout is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., with Saturday slated to start at 2:30 p.m. The April 15 practice in Portland will run from 2:30-4 p.m., with parking available in the Cronin Field’s East Lot at the intersection of S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and S.W. White Pine Lane.

For the open practices in Eugene, spectators are asked to park in the Autzen Stadium East Lot and enter the facility via the southeast ramp near the Moshofsky Center parking lot. Gates will open this weekend at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively. Fans will be asked to observe practice from the north sideline only, with cameras not allowed into the facility by the general public.

No food and/or beverages will be allowed into the practice facility. Restroom facilities will be available in the Moshofsky Center across from the Duck Store.

Admittance to the open practices will be on a first-come basis, with the number of spectators limited to once the capacity has been reached. In the event that weather forces the team to practice inside the Moshofsky Center, the open-practice status may be amended to be rescheduled another day.

The Ducks will conclude their off-season workouts with the annual Spring Game on April 29, beginning at 11 a.m. in Autzen Stadium.

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