Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications
Bulldog and Lady Techster fans will have an opportunity to interact with the 2023 Louisiana Tech football, soccer, and volleyball teams on Saturday, Aug. 12 as part of the annual Fall Fan Fest inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
The free event is slated from 1-3 p.m. with student-athletes and coaches from all three programs being in attendance to sign autographs and take pictures.
There will be plenty of entertainment for youngsters as a photo booth, inflatable bounce houses, and various games will be part of the festivities. Official LA Tech merchandise through the Barnes and Nobles Bookstore will be on sale while members of the LA Tech spirit squads will join Champ and Tech XXII for the event. Concessions will also be available.
Season tickets for football and soccer will be on sale at the event along with the opportunity for parents to register their boys and girls for the Champ’s Kids Club. The Champ’s Kids Club membership is $75 for the year and includes admission to every home regular season sporting event for 2023-24.
Fans will also have a chance to purchase Blue Louisiana Tech University’s: Legend of the Bulldog and get their book signed by 2001 LA Tech Alumn Karen Sanders Bean. Blue is a Children’s book that tells the story of Louisiana Tech’s Legendary Bulldog and how he came to be the school mascot. From his humble beginnings of a stray pup to his legacy of as a campus hero.
Before the meet-and-greet even begins, fans will have an opportunity to watch the Bulldog football team compete in an open scrimmage at 9:30 a.m. Later in the day, fans can head to Robert Mack Caruthers Field to watch the Lady Techsters host an exhibition match against Central Arkansas with kickoff set for at 5 p.m. (free admission).
The Bulldog Football team kicks off year two of the Sonny Cumbie era on Aug. 26 when they host FIU for an 8 p.m. CUSA showdown at Joe Aillet Stadium.
The Lady Techster soccer team officially kicks off the new athletic season on Aug. 17 with a road matchup at Colorado College. The Lady Techsters’ first home matchup will be on Aug. 24 against ULM at 7 p.m.
The Lady Techster Volleyball hosts an exhibition match against Northwestern State on Aug. 20 before opening the year at the Arkansas State Invitational in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Aug 25 when they will face North Alabama and Arkansas State. Their first home match comes on Sept. 7 versus Little Rock as part of the LA Tech Invitational.