Auburn University hosting Football Fan Forum Jan. 23

AUBURN – Fans of Auburn University football are invited to share their 2006 game day experiences with university officials at a fan forum on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The forum, to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Lettermen’s Lounge of Jordan-Hare Stadium, will precede the basketball game against the University of Alabama, which tips off at 8 p.m. at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Free parking is available in the deck adjacent to the stadium.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the game day experience for our fans,” said AU Executive Associate Athletics Director Tim Jackson. “We held a similar forum before a basketball game last year and turnout was excellent. Our fans have been great at helping us fine-tune our strategy for Saturdays in the fall.”

Members of the AU Game Day Committee will be in attendance to hear fans’ suggestions or concerns. The committee consists of public safety and transit officials, representatives of the athletics and communications offices, facilities division and other AU departments.

Jackson said it is important for university officials to hear feedback from those who spend their game weekends on campus. Many suggestions made at previous forums were implemented into the campus game day plan.

“They have asked for more trash and recycling receptacles, and we’ve provided them,” said Baker Melson, chair of the AU Game Day Committee. “We’ve also added to our number of available restrooms. Our transit system is better. The information we gain at this forum will further improve the experience next fall and in the years to come.”

Auburn hosted eight home football games in 2006 with a total of 680,506 fans attending.

Contact: Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu), or
Kirk Sampson, (334) 844-9800 (sampska@auburn.edu)