March 17, 2011
The start of the UW football team's spring practice season is less than two weeks away. The University's spring academic quarter gets underway on Monday, March 28. The following day - Tuesday March 29 - the Huskies take the field for the first of 15 spring practices.
Practices will run each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for five weeks, culminating with the annual Spring Game Saturday, April 30, at 11:00 a.m. Weekday practices start at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday practices begin at 11:00 a.m., other than the April 16 practice, which begins at 1:00 p.m.
All practice sessions are open to the public, but you must check in before entering. Just go to the northeast corner of Husky Stadium (field level), near Husky Softball Stadium to enter.
Parking for all spring football practices is available in a variety of paid lots around the stadium. Due to Sound Transit's construction of a light rail station at the South side of the stadium, parking adjacent to the stadium is limited. In addition, there is no longer an attendant at the parking entrance.
Visitors to practice are encouraged to park in the E-1 lot next to the soccer and baseball fields. There are also two pay stations available for parking in E-17 and E-12 with a limited number of spots available. When paying for a spot in either of those two lots, please be sure to pay close attention to the designated spaces. If there are no designated spaces available, please park in E-1.
Please note, on all Tuesday and Thursday practices there is NO free parking available. UW parking is available in designated lots on a pay basis until noon on Saturdays.
With that, here's a rundown of the Huskies' spring practice schedule (start times are approximate (usually within 15 minutes) and subject to change):
Tuesday, March 29, 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 5, 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 12, 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 14, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m. (Coaches Clinic)
Tuesday, April 19, 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 26, 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. (Spring Game)