NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware Athletics Complex will be the place to be all day long on Saturday, April 14, when UD Athletics hosts Fandemonium, an action-packed day of fun, food, entertainment, and Blue Hen athletics competition for fans of all ages.
Sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts, Fandemonium will provide fans and families the opportunity to enjoy the entire day with the Blue Hens.
The Fan Zone will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature autographs from members of the nationally-ranked Blue Hens football team and Colonial Athletic Association champion women’s basketball team, live music, food, giveaways, inflatables, face painting, games, and fun for all ages.
The day will also include plenty of top-notch athletics competition, including an intra-squad scrimmage involving the UD football team at 10 a.m. in Delaware Stadium; a men’s lacrosse game between the two-time defending CAA champion Blue Hens and Saint Joseph’s at 1 p.m. in Delaware Stadium; the UD baseball team taking on CAA foe Virginia Commonwealth at 1 p.m. at Bob Hannah Stadium; the UD women’s outdoor track and field team hosting the annual Delaware Invitational beginning at 11 a.m. at the Delaware Mini-Stadium; and the UD field hockey squad taking on rivals Lafayette, Drexel, Towson, La Salle, and Saint Joseph’s in exhibition games beginning at 10 a.m.
Admission and parking for all Fandemonium events is FREE with the exception of the men's lacrosse game at 1 p.m. at Delaware Stadium.
All ticket sales and entrance to Delaware Stadium will be through the North End Zone Gate closest to the Fan Zone. The main gate will not be open for this event.
Among the other highlights of the day will be the baseball team signing schedule posters following its game; the men’s lacrosse team taking part in its annual Cancer Awareness Day and signing autographs after its game in addition to recognizing the national champion UD men’s ice hockey club team at halftime; and promotional posters being given away to the first 75 fans in attendance at the track & field meet.
In addition, there will be a Hooters Wing Eating Contest for UD students; free sampling from Dunkin' Donuts; pony rides, inflatable games from Army National Guard; interactive skill games with members of the UD Club teams – Equestrian; Men’s & Women’s Rugby; and Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey; a Blue Hens Bounce House and face painting at the Future Hens Club tent; photo opportunity with your favorite YoUDee mascot; Blue Hens spirit beads to the first 500 fans in attendance; and official Blue Hens merchandise for sale by the UD Bookstore.
Also as part of Fandemonium, The Coors Light Coop will be open for fans in the Fan Zone. Fans must be at least 21 years of age & older with a valid ID to enter.