UNC, NC State hosting fan events this weekend

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The North Carolina and N.C. State football teams will hold their annual fan events this weekend, with the Tar Heels hosting fans on Saturday and the Wolfpack welcoming fans on Sunday.

The “Meet the Heels” event will be at the Eddie Smith Field House in Chapel Hill from 4 to 6 p.m.

Admission is free to the general public with free parking available on Stadium Drive and in the Raleigh Road Visitors Lot, the Boshamer Lot, Cobb Deck, School of Government Lot and the Bell Tower Lot.

Coach Larry Fedora and his players will be available for autographs between 5 and 6 p.m. with a limit of one signed item per person. Members of the UNC men’s soccer team will also be signing autographs and mascots Ramses and R.J. will be on hand for photos from 4 to 5 p.m.

In addition to the autograph sessions, there will be other activities — including inflatables — along with merchandise sales and food truck.

The Carolina Kids Club kickoff celebration will begin at 4 p.m. with the first 200 active Kids Club members receiving a free kid’s meal, a Tar Heel drawstring bag and other giveaways. Fans can sign up for the Kids Club for $30.

For more information and to buy tickets today, visit GoHeels.com/tickets or call (800)-722-4335.

The N.C. State football team will play host to fans on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Admission and parking are free with lots at Trinity Road and Gates B and C opening at noon. Stadium gates 8 and 9 on the east side and gates 2, 3, 4 on the west side will open at 5 p.m.

Fans can meet and get autographs from players, coach Dave Doeren, cheerleaders and mascots Mr. and Ms. Wuf. Fans are limited to one personal item and one poster to be autographed.

The official 2016 football poster will also be given away while supplies last.

State’s newest live mascot, Tuffy II, will make an appearance at Gate 5 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. A Fan Zone will also be located at Gate 6 with games and other activities for families — including the TapSnap photo station celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Carter-Finley Stadium.

Select members of the football team will be available for photos at “selfie stations” around the concourse.

Another feature of the event is a Meet the Pack Day photo challenge, in which fans can win game tickets by submitting pictures of themselves with a signed schedule poster, playing football toss at the Fan Zone, posing with a cheerleader or dance team member or with sophomore snapper Tyler Griffiths or with another football team member dancing at the selfie station.

Single game tickets, merchandise and concessions will be available for purchase.


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