NASHVILLE — The second annual Vanderbilt Football Spring Showcase, the team’s featured practice of spring drills, is scheduled Saturday, March 24 with plenty of activities for Commodore fans of all ages surrounding the event.
The Spring Showcase represents a great opportunity for Vanderbilt fans to witness the progress of Derek Mason’s squad. The two-hour event begins at 3 p.m. CT inVanderbilt Stadium, with gates opening at 2 p.m. Admission is free of charge.
Several activities are scheduled in conjunction with the Spring Showcase, including a surplus sale of Vanderbilt Athletics gear and merchandise, several kids attractions, live music and food trucks.
The Spring Showcase is one of several Commodore sporting attractions scheduled on campus March 24. Tim Corbin’s baseball squad will face LSU in the second of a three-game series, with first pitch slated for 6 p.m. The Black and Gold Track & Field Invitational also is scheduled the same day.
Mason’s Vanderbilt football team, coming off an impressive season-ending road victory over Tennessee, will give fans plenty of excitement at the showcase. The event will include elements of a traditional Vanderbilt spring practice, featuring a scripted scrimmage, 7-on-7 segments and individual fundamental drills.
“The showcase will provide Commodore fans an excellent preview to your 2018 football squad,” Mason said. “Our fans will be able to see a lot of talented young guys who should play key roles for our team this fall. Like last year, we’ll put the ball down and get after it. I think our fans will like what they see.”
The surplus sale is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. The sale will be located on the stadium’s west concourse and include T-shirts and tank tops, official game jerseys with and without numbers, sweat pants, jackets and hoodies, polos, hats, shorts, shoes, compression gear and football helmets.
University officials will close Jess Neely Drive to accommodate three of Nashville’s most popular food trucks — Retro Sno (original shaved ice), Il Forno (wood-fired pizza) and Little Cancun (Mexican entrees). The food trucks will be open for business at 1:30 p.m.
Live musical entertainment and an assortment of activities aimed at young Commodore fans, including inflatables, balloon artists and face painters, carnival games and a photo booth, will be available to kids on Jess Neely Drive.
All fans attending the Showcase will receive complimentary 2018 schedule posters at Gate 2. Vanderbilt players will remain on the field after the Showcase for a free autograph session with fans.
Vanderbilt season tickets available
Season tickets for Vanderbilt‘s seven-game home schedule are now available. The Commodores will open the upcoming regular season by hosting MTSU on Saturday, Sept. 1, then close the campaign on-campus against Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 24.
In between the MTSU and Tennessee games, Vanderbilt will host Nevada on Saturday, Sept. 8, South Carolina on Sept. 22, Tennessee State on Sept. 29, Florida onOct. 13 and Ole Miss on Nov. 17.
Season ticket packages start as low as $148 for a limited general admission seat on the north end zone berm. Reserved seats range from $178 (south end zone sections) to $308 (premium sideline sections).
You can renew or order tickets here. Tickets also can be purchased via phone at 615-322-GOLD or in person at the McGugin Center Ticket Office, located at 2601 Jess Neely Drive. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday on non-holidays from 8:30 am until 5 pm CT.
via VU Commodores