Arkansas won’t be playing a spring game at War Memorial Stadium this year, announcing Friday the Southeastern Conference denied a waiver request to play the game there.
Instead, the game will be played at Razorback Stadium on April 25.
“Unfortunately, we did not receive the necessary waiver to accommodate the spring game at War Memorial Stadium as originally planned,” athletics director Hunter Yurachek said in a statement. “However, we will continue to explore additional opportunities to enhance the numerous events already being held throughout the state to help bring the Razorbacks closer to our fans.”
In other words, nobody has to go to Little Rock for a spring game you wonder how many people actually wanted to play there in the first place.
And, by contract, nobody has broken the deal with War Memorial because it was contingent all along on the league granting permission.
The Hogs begin spring practice Monday, March 16, with the first spring workout. The Razorbacks will practice three times that week before taking a week off for spring break.
The team returns to practice on Tuesday, March 31 with the team’s first scrimmage of the spring set for that weekend on Saturday, April 4.
The Razorbacks wrap up spring practice on Saturday, April 25, with the final spring practice open to the public.
Arkansas opens the 2020 season on Sept. 5 against Nevada in Fayetteville before traveling to Notre Dame the following week for the Hogs’ first-ever match-up with the Fighting Irish at 1:30 p.m. on NBC.
Information from Razorbacks Sports Communications is included in this story.