ASU License to Howl promotion, football Fan Appreciation Day set for Saturday

JONESBORO, AR (ASU) – The Arkansas State football team will host its annual Fan Appreciation Day in conjunction with ASU's License to Howl event Saturday, Aug. 20 at ASU Stadium.

Free hot dogs and drinks will be available to the first 1,000 fans in attendance beginning at 10 a.m. Practice will begin at 10:15 a.m. with the scrimmage set to begin at 10:40 a.m. The team is expected to run 50-70 plays during the scrimmage.  Fans can also pick up posters and participate in other activities at the stadium. An autograph session with the players will take place on the concourse at the conclusion of practice. The ASU Bookstore will also be present to sell Red Wolves apparel.

The License to Howl event will get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday. Fans wishing to have a license plate attached to their vehicles need to enter the ASU Stadium parking lot from Olympic Drive and Alumni Boulevard. Fans attending the scrimmage may choose to have a license plate attached to their vehicles while they watch practice. However, fans who do not attend the scrimmage can still come by the stadium until 1 p.m. to get a license plate.

"Excitement is high for this football season and Fan Appreciation Day kicks off the 2011 season," ASU Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions Gleen Hart said. "We want to thank our fans for all the support they give us and we encourage everyone to come out and see the 2011 Red Wolves football team as they participate in a live scrimmage under new head coach Hugh Freeze."

Season tickets for the Red Wolves' 2011 campaign, which includes six home games, are on sale and can be ordered by contacting the ASU Box Office at 870-972-ASU1 or 1-888-ASU-FANS, or by visiting  The Red Wolves open the season Sept. 3 at Illinois, with the home opener set for Sept. 10 against Memphis.