Ducks will wear new 'Salute the Day' uniforms in Spring Game

Ducks will wear new 'Salute the Day' uniforms in Spring Game
Design details of the "Salute the Day" uniforms honor service men and women and pay tribute to Nike co-founder and famed Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman’s participation in the 10th Mountain Division, the company said.

EUGENE, Ore. - May 3 seemed far away last December as the Oregon Ducks defeated Texas in the Alamo Bowl.

The wait is over.

The 2-hour Spring Game is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium, the culmination of 15 spring practices for the Oregon Duck football team.

Gates open at 10 a.m.

Admission is 3 cans of non-perishable food for Food for Lane County food bank. Last year’s Spring Game resulted in the accumulation of more than 65,000 pounds of food and approximately $1,650 donated to the county food bank.

The scrimmage also will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks and broadcast on 750 AM in Portland.

The Ducks will be wearing new Nike Mach Speed “Salute the Day” uniforms honoring the men and women who serve our country.

The Autzen Stadium east parking lot will open at 8:30 a.m. for a cost of $5 per vehicle.

Free Sports Shuttles to and from Autzen Stadium depart from South Eugene High School (19th and Patterson) and the northwest parking lot of Valley River Center beginning at 9 a.m.

Buses will continue to transport fans to Autzen Stadium until the start of the scrimmage and will return to the Park-and-Ride locations immediately after the conclusion of the game for a minimum of 30 minutes.

The Moshofsky Center will remain open from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m., highlighted by interactive displays sponsored by branches of the armed forces. Included among the activities open to the general public will be an inflatable obstacle course and a display of military vehicles.

Stadium access for the general public will begin at 10 a.m. through gates on the east end, the south side and the southwest corner of Autzen Stadium, with general admission seating available in all areas of the stadium with the exception of the west end zone.

Traffic control in the area will be the same as regular season games. Motorists traveling northbound over the Ferry Street Bridge will not be allowed to turn eastbound onto Martin Luther King Boulevard from approximately 12:30 p.m. to about 3 p.m.