Bear Down Fridays Kicks Off 9th Season

Arizona Wildcat Football 2014 Season

Main Gate Square 
825 E. University Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona  85719

When:  August 28 5 PM –  7 PM

The 9th Bear Down Friday season kicks off with a Pep Rally on THURSDAY, August 28 as part of Wildcat Welcome and to cheer on our University Football team that will take on UNLV Friday, August 29. Men’s Basketball Head Coach Sean Miller will be our guest host.

Every Pep Rally begins at 6:00 PM starring the Pride of Arizona Marching Band, Wilbur and Wilma, U of A’s cheerleaders, UA Poms, Twirlers and Flags. This year the Sun Link Streetcar will also be a special part of the Pep Rally.

But don’t wait until 6 PM, because the spirit party kicks off at 3 PM with ESPN’s “Zach Clark Show” live from University Boulevard. At 5 PM, Zach is joined by KGUN 9 News, The CW, 94.9 MIXfm, 106.3 The Groove, ESPN Desportes with giveaways, live remotes, media celebs, prizes & more.

Retro Rockets will perform live in the Geronimo Plaza from 5 PM to 6 PM and from 7 PM to 8 PM.

Patrons may also enjoy the Junior Cats Activity Zone with chalk art, balloon artist, face painting, hair painting, Be Kind Tattoos, and a Marching Band Instrument Petting Zoo. Enjoy drink and happy hour specials at area restaurants and patios adjacent to the Pep Rally. Stop by the Bear Down Fridays Photo Booth and get a complimentary commemorative photo of you & your friends. 

Main Gate Square is located on University Boulevard between Park and Euclid on the east and west and by 2nd Street and 4th Street on the north and south and features over thirty restaurants and twenty-five retailers and salons.

Parking is free in the Tyndall Garage after 4 PM on Fridays with a merchant validation. The Garage is located at 4th & Tyndall.

Future Speakers & Live Music Performances at Bear Down Fridays:

September 12 Head Women’s Basketball Coach Niya Butts with Live Music by Dean & the Dynamix
September 19 Head Softball Coach Mike Candrea with Live Music by Anon
October 10 Director of On Campus Recruiting & Live Music by Reno Del Mar 
November 7 Director of Men’s & Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field with Live Music by Domingo De Grazia
November 14 Head Baseball Coach Andy Lopez with Live Music by Crosscut Saw 


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