Cardinal athletics to host Fan Fest

Cardinal athletics to host Fan Fest

Lamar University will officially be kicking off the 2018-19 academic year with a family-oriented event for the fans. LU will be hosting Cardinal Fan Fest on Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Montagne Center at 5:30 p.m.

The LU football and soccer teams have reported to campus, and volleyball and cross-country will be reporting in the coming days, which means the start of a new athletic season has arrived in Beaumont.

The event gives fans an opportunity to meet the Cardinals’ coaches and players and get pictures and autographs in a family-friendly environment. In addition, there will be games and events for the kids.

“Cardinal Fan Fest will be a great opportunity for our fans to come meet and interact with the student-athletes and kick off the 2018 athletics year,” said LU Director of Athletics Marco Born. “Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets and join the Cardinal Club or register children for the Jr. Cardinals Club.”

Fans will receive free football schedule magnets, free LU koozies and free popcorn, all while supplies last. There will be an interactive inflatable coloring stations and games for the kids, plus Big Red and Lu will be hosting a photo booth to take pictures with fans. The LU spirit squads will also be on hand to do face painting. In addition to the activities, concessions will be available on the concourse level, and Chartwells will have a food truck on site.

Season tickets for the upcoming year are still available, and LU will have a ticket booth set up on site. Fans interested in group plans and tailgating can also purchase tickets Thursday. There will also a Cardinal Club and Jr. Cardinals Club registrations tables at the event.

Fans looking to stock up on their red and white gear will be able to do that at the Montagne Center as well. Barnes & Noble will be on hand with a booth selling all the latest Cardinals’ gameday attire.