March 25, 2008
AUBURN - The Auburn football team returned to the practice fields Tuesday morning, braving chilly early temperatures with a practice that lasted a little more than two hours at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex. It marked the first practice for Auburn in 12 days, after taking last week off for Spring Break.
It was the first of four practices this week that will culminate in Saturday's A-Day game at 1 p.m. Tuesday's practice was also the 11th spring practice of the year for Auburn.
"It's good to be back," said head coach Tommy Tuberville. "We had a pretty good day of practice. Thursday we'll do the same thing. We'll have a walk-through on Friday, and of course scrimmage on Saturday."
Auburn started the practice with special teams work before moving to extended individual and group drills. The offense and defense spent several periods working against the scout teams before coming together as a team. The workout ended with field goals.
Tickets for Saturday's A-Day game are $5 and will be available for purchase at the west will-call booth on the west side of Jordan-Hare Stadium and at the southeast ticket booth on the east side of the stadium. The Lettermen's Club will also be selling tickets at stations outside the east and west open gates.
Auburn University students presenting a valid ID will receive free admission and will enter at the student gates on the stadium's east side.
Tickets may be purchased at the Auburn Ticket Office located at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum this week from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Auburn University Bookstore, Anders Bookstore, Big Blue Bookstore and both J&M Bookstore locations.
Gates will open at 11 a.m. on both the west and east sides of the stadium. On the west side, Gates 12, 13, 15 and 16 will be open, while on the east side, Gates 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 will be open. General public seating inside the stadium will be available in the lower bowl of Jordan-Hare Stadium with the exception of sections 37-44 (north end zone). Also, both upper decks will be closed.
The Tigers will return to the practice fields Thursday morning at 7 a.m. CT.