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LU encourages fans to "Get Your Red On"

To celebrate the second season of the return of collegiate football to Southeast Texas, Lamar University is reminding fans to “get their red on” – starting with the home opening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in Provost Umphrey Stadium.

“Everyone who came out for our home games last season experienced a spectacular showing of Cardinal spirit as fans got their red on – big time. The result was, literally, a ‘sea of red’ on both sides of the stadium and on the field,” said Juan Zabala, interim associate vice president for university advancement.

“We’re revved up and ready for an encore as Saturday night lights return to Lamar University,” Zabala said.

Kickoff times will vary this season, with home games at:
* 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3.
* 7 p.m. Sept. 17.
* 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and Nov. 5 and 19.
* 3 p.m. Oct. 22, which is Homecoming.

The game time was changed from the original schedule for the first game only, Zabala noted.

LU is also prepared to help fans “beat the heat.” “The stadium will have several cool-zone misting stations set up inside and outside the gates to help fans keep cool,” said Zabala. Bottled water will be available for purchase at concession stands, he said.

Lamar also encourages individuals, organizations and businesses to wear Lamar colors during weekends when the Cardinals host home games. Zabala challenged individuals and groups to “wear your Lamar University gear, put on your reddest red and show everyone your Cardinal spirit . . . Get your red on.”

Lamar is asking businesses and organizations to decorate – inside and outside – with Lamar University merchandise, logos and signs – “whatever it takes to show your Cardinal pride,” Zabala said.

LU merchandise is available at more than a dozen locations throughout Southeast Texas. Visit for a list of those locations.

For additional information about “Get Your Red On,” call (409) 880-8921 or email