‘Griz Walk’ Tradition Continues Before First Football Game on Saturday Night
A tradition begun by now-retired head coach Mick Delaney will continue into head coach Bob Stitt's second season, the Griz Walk.
UM Associate Athletic Director for Media relations Brynn Molloy said since the first game will be played under the lights at Washington Grizzly Stadium with a 7:05 p.m. kickoff, fans are invited to attend another sporting event on campus.
"The weekend kicks off on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. with a Griz volleyball game," Molloy said. "It's the home opener for our team, and they will play Gonzaga and if you have a football ticket you can get in free. The first 150 people into the game, we're calling it the 'Come Tailgate With Us' promotion, so the first 150 people in the door get a free hot dog and Coke product at the volleyball match."
Molly said the 'Griz Walk' was a tradition started by now-retired coach Mick Delaney, and it will continue this season.
"As the guys are coming to the building to get ready for the game after the pre-game dinner, they head to the Adams Center, so fans can line the sidewalk between McGill Hall and the Adams Center at about 4:40 p.m. and Monte will be there, the UM Spirit Squad, and the marching band. It's a pretty awesome deal."
Molloy said there are still a few tickets remaining for the first Grizzly Football game against St. Francis, but they are going fast.
Because it is a night game, there will be special pre-game festivities, so fans are encouraged to come early, and to remember that parking near the stadium has been reduced due to construction of the new Champions Center behind the south entrance to the stadium.