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UCLA Football: Spring Training Starts Tomorrow and Is Open to the Public

Late this afternoon, UCLA officially announced the dates and the times of the Bruins’ Spring Training sessions.

Chip Kelly has decided to make almost all of Spring Training open to the public.
Joe Piechowski

Just when it was beginning to look like the UCLA Bruins’ Spring Training sessions might be closed to the public, the UCLA Athletic Department announced late this afternoon that all but two sessions will be open to the public.

UCLA will hold fifteen training sessions starting tomorrow, March 5 and ending with the Spring Game on Saturday, April 20. Just like last year, UCLA will hold two weeks of training in March before taking a break for finals and Spring Break. Spring Training will then resume on Tuesday, April 2 with the fifteenth session being the Spring Game.

All training sessions are currently scheduled to begin at 8 am except for the Spring Game which will begin at 11 am. Like last year, the Spring Game will take place at Drake Stadium.

Here is the complete Spring Training schedule:

SESSION 1: Tuesday, March 5 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 2: Thursday, March 7 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 3: Saturday, March 9 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 4: Tuesday, March 12 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 5: Thursday, March 14 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 6: Saturday, March 16 – 8 a.m.

FINAL EXAMS & SPRING BREAK

SESSION 7: Tuesday, April 2 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 8: Thursday, April 4 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 9: Saturday, April 6 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 10: Tuesday, April 9 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 11: Thursday, April 11 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 12: Saturday, April 13 – 8 a.m.
SESSION 13: Closed to the public
SESSION 14: Closed to the public
SESSION 15 (SPRING GAME): Saturday, April 20 – 11 a.m., Frank Marshall Field at Drake Stadium

All sessions leading up to Spring Game will take place at Spaulding Field and accessibility is subject to change.

Training sessions at Spaulding Field spanning Tuesday, March 5 through Saturday, April 13 begin at 8 am and will run approximately two hours. They will be open to standing room public viewing from the roof of Parking Structure 8. Parking is available on campus including in Structure 8.

The final two sessions leading up to the Spring Game will be closed to the public.

Former UCLA football letter winners are invited to view training from Spaulding Field and they should contact the Bruin Varsity Club for more information.

The Spring Game, to be held again on Frank Marshall Field at Drake Stadium, will begin at 11 am on Saturday, April 20. Prior to the game, UCLA Athletics will hold a food drive to benefit the UCLA Community Programs Office Food Closet, which provides free food for any UCLA student who may be experiencing hunger and/or struggling to attain food due to financial hardships. Fans are encouraged to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items to donation bins that will be located at the entrances of Drake Stadium. Admission to the Spring Game is free with a suggested donation of two non-perishable food items per person.

The Community Programs Office Food Closet was created in 2009. It provides free food for any UCLA student who may be experiencing hunger and/or struggling to attain food due to financial hardships. The Food Closet accepts stock and checks as donations. Funds are used for the daily operations of the facility and program. Your donation will aid with the purchasing of fresh produce, canned goods, and toiletries. For general inquiries, contact foodcloset@cpo.ucla.edu.

All Wooden Athletic Fund members are invited to the 7th Annual WAF Member Appreciation Event before and during the Spring Game. Current WAF members will be sent an invitation to this event between now and April 20.


Go Bruins!!!