BLUE HENS DOWNSTATE DAY
Saturday, April 18 • Smyrna High School,
Smyrna, DE (Rain or Shine Event)
Join Delaware Football, Men’s & Women’s Soccer, and Field Hockey this spring as they hit the field downstate in preparation for the fall!
Boys and girls 4 to 12 years of age are invited to participate in Athletics Skills Fun where they will learn hands-on skills from the student-athletes and coaches in attendance. Advance online registration required. Kids may select either the football, or field hockey or soccer skills fun to participate in.
Advance online registration is closed. Priority for youth t-shirts given to those that registered by Fri. 4/10 at 4:30 p.m. DAY OF REGISTRATION AVAILABLE - SEE YOU SAT.
As a friendly reminder, please respect the policies of the Smyrna School District and refrain from including alcohol, drugs or tobacco at your tailgates. We also request that you treat the school grounds with respect and place all waste in the appropriate trash cans and remove any trash created in the parking lots with you. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
[10 a.m.] Parking Lots Open / Check-In Begins
- Parking Lots Open
- Athletics Skills Fun Check-In Begins until 10:30 a.m. (Online advance registration required; Rain or Shine Event)
[10 a.m. to 12 p.m.] FREE Interactive Programming for Blue Hens of all Ages
- Giveaway Checkpoint with items including a t-shirt giveaway for the first 100 adult fans that visit.
- UDairy Creamery Moo Mobile on-site selling the Blue Hens favorite ice cream!
- Interactive games, bounce houses, and face painting available.
- Take your picture in the team's gameday inflatable football helmet with UD Cheer.
- Concessions and merchandise available for purchase.
[10:30 a.m.] Skills Fun Check-In Ends / Skills Fun Begins (Football, Field Hockey, Soccer)
[12 p.m.] Delaware Football Spring Ball Action On-Field Begins
- Concessions and merchandise available for purchase throughout
[1:30 p.m.] Delaware Football Meet & Greet (time estimated)
- Chance for fans to join their favorite Blue Hens Football student-athletes and coaches on-field. for 20 minutes for autographs and photos. Autograph cards will be provided as you enter the field.
[2 p.m.] Delaware Women's Soccer Spring Season Game
- UD Women’s Soccer will play the Delaware State Hornets on-field in Division I action
For questions, contact Athletics Marketing at BlueHensMarketing@udel.edu or call (302) 831-8961.
Saturday, 5/2 @ UD Athletics Complex (Newark, DE)
(Rain or Shine Event)
It's that time of year again! Enjoy an action-packed day with Blue Hens Athletics & Recreation beginning at 10 a.m. including the Fan Zone with live entertainment, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, food, fun, Blue Hens autographs, and more. Admission and parking is free for fans of all ages.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
[9 a.m.] University of Delaware Volleyball Spring Fling
Join Blue Hens Volleyball and the local volleyball community at the UD Athletics Complex as they host their annual grass volleyball tournament event. Divisions are available for all levels of play. All teams are guaranteed three (3) competitions. For full tournament details click here.
[9:30 a.m.] DE Athletic Trainers Association 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Begins
Proceeds from the event will help support the Delaware Athletic Trainers’ Association’s mission to support programs dedicated to the safety of student-athletes, educate the public on the profession of Athletic Training, and provide athletic training students in Delaware with leadership opportunities.
Advance registration by April 16 will include a race t-shirt. Day of registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. For details on the race click here.
[10 a.m.] Fan Zone Programming Begins
See below for all of the Fan Zone entertainment details and programming located in front of the west main entrance of Delaware Stadium. This area will be closed to vehicular traffic. The Delaware Beer Garden will be open for fans to enjoy cold beverages before the spring game. Fans must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID to purchase.
SELECT-A-SEAT PROGRAMMING INFO
[10 a.m. to 12 p.m.]
The University of Delaware will be hosting its 3rd annual Select-A-Seat event at Delaware Stadium on Saturday, May 2. The event will be held in conjunction with Blue Hens Fandemonium VI featuring the annual Delaware Football Spring Game.
Patrons looking to purchase new season tickets, along with current season ticket holders looking for additional upgrades, relocations or wishing to add additional seats will be able to do so from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. inside of Delaware Stadium. This will be the first time that new season tickets are available to the general public as the official on-sale date through the Delaware Ticket Office will be Monday, May 4.
Select seats will be tagged for fans that want to upgrade, switch sections or purchase season tickets. Ticket Office staff members will be available at the stadium to answer any questions and assist anyone looking to purchase tickets.
How to purchase: If you would like to purchase new tickets or relocate existing tickets, remove the tag on the seat(s) you would like and bring to the Ticket Services kiosk located on the sideline in the southwest corner of the stadium and a ticket representative will assist you.
If you are UD Alumni, ticket specials (limit 4) will also be available in Section A for only $89! Please let the ticket representative know that you are UD alumni at the time of purchase.
[12 p.m.] Blue Hens Football Spring Game
Be there as Delaware Football takes the field for the annual Spring Game at Delaware Stadium.
All young blue hens are also invited to stick around postgame on the concourse for an autograph session with the entire 2015 Football team.
[12 p.m.] Fan Zone Programming Ends
FAN ZONE PROGRAMMING INCLUDES
- Learn and interact with local service personnel at the First Responders Zone
- Live Music from DJ Andrew Hugh
- FREE Pony Rides (1 per person) for kids
- Laser Tag and Motion Controlled Games
- Green Screen Photo Op Fun
- FREE sampling from your favorite food partners
- Balloon Man from Jungle John Entertainment
- Blue Hens giveaways at the Guest Relations kiosk in the Fan Zone to the first fans that check-in (subject to availability)
- Photo Opportunity with your favorite YoUDee mascot and spirit members
- Blue Hens Bounce House and face painting compliments of the Future Hens Club
- UDairy Creamery and food available for purchase and official Blue Hens merchandise for sale by the UD Bookstore
- Inflatable games and more!
[1 p.m.] Delaware Softball Home Finale vs. Towson (Softball Stadium)