Prairie Post (West Edition)

Pronghorn Athletics kicking off new tradition with triple header opening weekend

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It’s the start of something big for Pronghorn Athletics — not just this fall but for years to come. The inaugural Horns Triple Header, featuring Canada West regular season games with the Pronghorns men’s and women’s soccer teams and women’s rugby team, debuts Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the University Community Stadium. It promises to be quite the party.

“This is something that’s been in the works for a couple years now and we’re excited to finally be able to invite everyone out for a full day of Canada West soccer and rugby action,” says Neil Langevin, executive director of Pronghorn Athletics. “We see this as a real celebratio­n of sport and the start of the new school year — a chance for everyone to get together, wear their blue and gold and enjoy a great day at the stadium.”

Fun is the focus with a host of activities planned, complete with music, tailgate games, sign making, face painting and food and drink — a real festival atmosphere.

“We can’t wait to welcome the community to campus again and to have our students back in the stands enjoying Pronghorn Athletics,” adds Langevin. “We have some special things planned for our alumni as well and look forward to seeing some familiar faces back at the stadium.”

Admission is free to all three games with the doors opening at 11 a.m.

Check out the day’s schedule below.

Horns Triple Header — Saturday, September 17 Doors open — 11 a.m.

Discounted meal packages, priced at $10 each, include a can of pop ($12 with an alcoholic beverage), smokie or cheeseburg­er (or burger alternativ­e) and bag of chips. Visit Horns Triple Header to register and get the discounted price that is only available for pre-orders.

Canada West Women’s Soccer — Pronghorns vs. UBCO Heat, 12 p.m. Canada West Men’s Soccer — Pronghorns vs. Trinity Western Spartans, 2:15 p.m.

Tailgate Party — Sign making, tailgate games (cornhole, spikeball, giant jenga), DJ, face painting, photo booth, food & beverage area, 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Canada West Rugby — Pronghorns vs. University of Alberta Pandas, 7 p.m.

ULethbridg­e alumni are eligible to purchase a package that includes field-side access, a concession combo, alumni swag and more.

“This is the first of what we see as an annual tradition and something we expect will get bigger and better every year,” says Langevin.

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