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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Friday, August 24, 2012

Razorback Football in Little Rock - The Tradition Continues

  Contact Information:

Meg Matthews

Public Relations Manager

mmatthews@littlerock.org

(501) 804-4822

 

 

The Rich History of Razorback Football

Continues at War Memorial Stadium

Press Release

(Little Rock, August 23, 2012)

 

No event has drawn more Arkansans together than University of Arkansas football games. This time honored tradition continues in 2012 as the Razorbacks take on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks in Little Rock on September 8th for what will inevitably be a memorable match up. Tickets are still available at the box office for the 6:00 p.m. game.

 

“Little Rock is honored to be the location for Razorback Football since 1948 and the City is looking forward to host this season’s third game at the AT&T War Memorial Stadium,” said City Manager Bruce Moore.  “The residents of Little Rock are proud to provide a welcoming atmosphere to the fans that come from far and wide to watch their teams. And there’s simply no beating the tail gating scene in War Memorial Park!”

 

War Memorial Stadium has since hosted nearly 200 Razorback football games. Conference and even National Championships have been decided on the field at War Memorial Stadium. Arkansas won or shared 11 Southwest Conference championships and several West Division titles in the Southeast Conference since 1948. Lifetime memories are made there, such as in 2002 when Arkansas drove down field late in the fourth quarter and Matt Jones found Decori Birmingham for a touchdown and David Carlton's extra point gave the Razorbacks a 21-20 victory over heavily favored LSU in what has been dubbed the "Miracle on Markham.”

 

The 2012-2013 Razorback Football season also includes another must see experience in Little Rock when the Mississippi Rebels come to town on October 27th for a game that is guaranteed to thrill. Information about tickets for both the September 8th and October 27th games can be found at www.WMStadium.com.


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