Nashville, Tenn. - Fireworks will cap a full day of activities in conjunction with Vanderbilt's Black and Gold Spring Game, scheduled Sunday, April 17 on campus.
The fireworks show is scheduled immediately after first-year Commodore Head Coach James Franklin puts his squad through the program's first intrasquad spring game in more than a decade.
"That's great news," Franklin said. "That means our fans will get to enjoy some fireworks during and after the game!"
Admission to the Black and Gold Spring Game - and all associated activities - is free. The donation of a children's book to the Books from Birth program is encouraged. The game will kickoff at 6 p.m. CT.
An array of other activities in the vicinity of Vanderbilt Stadium will accompany the intrasquad encounter that effectively concludes the team's spring practices, including tailgating, Vandyville - with its assortment of kids and family activities - and player autograph sessions.
"I want the Black and Gold Spring Game to become a special activity for Vanderbilt fans and alumni for years to come," Franklin said. "I really can't think of a better way to conclude the day than with a fireworks show.
"I hope to see 10,000 or more at the (spring) game, and hope to see it grow from there. We want this to be a fun day for our student body, our season ticket holders and college football fans across Middle Tennessee," the coach added.
Fans wanting to tailgate can use surface parking lots 1, 1A, 2 and 4, with all opening at 12 p.m. Vandyville, the popular gameday tailgating location along Natchez Trace, also opens hours prior to the game.
Live music, inflatable games for kids and fan contests will be among the attractions in Vandyville. A special autograph session with current Commodore players will start at 3 p.m.