The Razorback Red Out Weekend begins Friday night when Arkansas hosts Florida in volleyball at 7 p.m. inside Barnhill Arena. Fans can be granted free entry into the volleyball game by showing their ticket for Saturday's football game, and the first 1,000 fans will receive a free Razorback Volleyball red t-shirt. On Saturday, rally towels will be provided for the football game.
The Broyles Center Museum will be open on game day from 8 a.m. until Noon. The Hog Heaven store located in Bud Walton Arena, as well as the Bud Walton Arena Museum, will open at 9 a.m. and close at kickoff.
The AT&T Fan Zone in the Gardens, which is free to the public, opens at 11:30 a.m. The AT&T Fan Zone offers inflatable games for kids, televisions and food and drink vendors. A pep rally featuring the Razorback Marching Band and Spirit Squad is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. in the AT&T Fan Zone, and a concert featuring Oreo Blue begins following the pep rally. As part of the AT&T Fan Zone, fans have access to the large "Holding Pen" pavilion in the Gardens on game day. The pavilion will provide seating and several large televisions for fans to watch other college games before the Razorbacks take the field.
The team is scheduled to arrive for the Hog Walk, which begins north of the stadium at the top of Lot 44, at approximately 12:15 p.m.
Added for the 2012 season are new amenities along with several facility improvements, including Victory Village for games in Fayetteville. The most noticeable upgrade is the new video board. UA partnered with LSI Industries, Inc. to provide a new video display to the North end zone scoreboard. Built upon LSI's SMARTVISION LED technology, the 16mm video display is currently the 2nd largest on-campus video display in the country. Measuring at nearly 38' x 167', nearly doubling the dimensions of the former video board, the display will give the stadium a true high definition video display area with the actual width exceeding HD resolution. Additional enhancements are four new fascia displays for use in the North and South end zones, new state-of-the-art LED stadium identification lettering on both sides of the video board and new game clocks and play clocks on the North and South end of the stadium.
Continued stadium improvements also include new field wall pads replacing the previous graphic banners, repainting of all stadiums steps inclusive of new color contrast for the visually impaired, installation of new and easier to read "Row" and "Seat" decals and an upgrade of TV signals throughout the stadium by Cox with some added HD programming.
In addition, Sodexo now has the ability to accept credit card payment at all permanent concession stands throughout the stadium. Fans may use their Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diner's Club, and JCB credit cards. Debit cards are also accepted provided they are set up to scan as a credit card transaction that does not require a P.I.N. code.
This season, patrons will see some added safety and security measures including a revised bag policy, no pedestrian access directly behind the stadium and E-Tickets.