Top-ranked Jackson State and Prairie View A&M to clash at Shreveport Classic, Oct. 29 (2272 hits)
Game ticket includes free admission to State Fair of Louisiana and concert featuring Lakeside
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA – The 2011 Shreveport Classic, featuring the top-ranked Prairie View A&M University Panthers (#1, SWAC West) taking on the Jackson State University Tigers (#2, SWAC East), will kick-off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium. General seating tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased in advance at a number of Shreveport-Bossier area outlets including the Independence Bowl Foundation, Super 1 Foods, Shreveport Federal Credit Union, and more. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the Prairie View A&M University ticket office at (936) 261-9100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (936) 261-9100 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. For complete information on how to purchase tickets, visit www.shreveportclassic.com and click “Tickets.”
2011 Shreveport Classic ticket holders will also receive free admission to the State Fair of Louisiana, as well as a free concert featuring stand-up comedy by Lee Marvin Adams and music by funk legends Lakeside. The post-game entertainment showcase begins at 7 p.m.
In addition to the game itself, a variety of public and alumni-only events are planned throughout the weekend. The 2011 Shreveport Classic Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 28 at Shreveport Country Club. All proceeds raised will benefit the PVAMU Athletic Scholarship Endowment and First Tee of Northwest Louisiana. For more information, call Laura Collins at (281) 450-0304. On Saturday, Oct. 29, PVAMU will participate in a service project, aiding with Garden and Conservatory Clean-Up Day at the Barnwell Garden and Art Center, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at 601 Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport. Additional volunteers are needed. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. PVAMU will also host an alumni breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Shreveport Convention Center’s Red River Room. For more information on the alumni breakfast, call (936) 261-1566.
LIVE STREAMING PRESS CONFERENCE – 11 A.M., MONDAY, OCT. 24
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will be live-streaming a press conference featuring head coaches and athletic directors of both teams as well as Shreveport Mayor Cedric B. Glover at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24. Facebook users may watch the conference live by visiting http://www.facebook.com/LouisianasOtherSide.