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Syracuse University moved Saturday’s football Fan Fest inside

By Eric Reinhardt


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Members of the Syracuse Orange football team observe the on-field drills during the 2015 “Fan Fest” event. Syracuse has decided to move Saturday’s “Fan Fest” event inside Manley Field House over concerns about the weather forecast calling for thunderstorms. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN file photo).

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University has decided to move Saturday afternoon’s annual football “Fan Fest” event inside Manley Field House “due to the forecast of thunderstorms.”

Fans can park in the Manley North parking lot and enter Manley Field House through the Simmons coaches wing, the school said in a news release issued Friday.

The “Fun Zone” festivities, which begin at 3 p.m., include a fan-photo booth, a caricature artist, and balloon animal-makers for the kids.

The event will also include several vendors offering fans giveaways and samples, including Preferred Mutual, Pepsi, Life Water, Driver's Village, Perry's Ice Cream, and Aftershokz.

The football team will take the field at Manley Field House at 4 p.m.

After the coaches put the players through a series of drills, Syracuse will select some fans at the event to participate in the “Fans vs. Football” skills challenge.

Fans will go head-to-head against Orange players in an extra-point/field-goal kicking contest, a passing-accuracy challenge, a punt-catching competition, and the 40-yard dash.

After the skills challenge, Syracuse coach Dino Babers will address the crowd.

The school will allow fans on the field for selfies with the Orange football players.

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