Get your Wildcat Spirit on during the 13th Season of Bear Down Fridays Presented by Zona Zoo at Main Gate Square!
Time: 3-7 PM
Place: Main Gate Square
On University Blvd. between Euclid & Park
Price: Free & Open to the Public
Parking: Free In the Tyndall Garage after 4 PM with a Merchant Validation.
Friday, September 14th – Clancy Shields (M Tennis)
Friday, September 28th – Jay Johnson (Baseball), Augie Busch (Swim & Dive), Tony Amato (Soccer)
Friday, October 5th – Laura Ianello (W Golf), Ryan Stotland (W Tennis)
Friday, October 26th – Mike Candrea (Softball)
Thursday (Throwback Thursday), November 1st – Jim Anderson (M Golf), Adia Barnes (W Basketball)
Friday, November 23rd – Fred Harvey (Track & Field, Cross Country)
Every Pep Rally begins at 6:00 PM starring the Pride of Arizona Marching Band, UA Poms, Twirlers and Flags, Wilbur and Wilma, and UA Cheer located on Tyndall Avenue south of University Boulevard. Guest hosts from Arizona Athletics and music and dance performances are always part of the program.
But don’t wait until 6 PM, because the Spirit Party kicks off at 3 PM along University with ESPN Tucson 1490 AM & 104.9 FM’s “The Sports Exchange” live at Gentle Ben’s. At 4 PM, ESPN is joined by News 4 Tucson, and 106.3 The Groove, with giveaways, live remotes, media celebs, prizes, giveaways, a Wilbur & Wilma selfie wall & more.
Restaurants & stores offer food specials, happy hour pricing, discounts giveaways, and fun activities.
The Junior Cats Zone takes place in Geronimo Plaza from 4 PM to 6 PM with fun activities for all ages! Bear Down Fridays will also feature an interactive game zone for all ages.
Main Gate Square is located on University Boulevard between Euclid Ave and Park Ave on the east and west and between 2nd Street and 4th Street on the north and south and features over thirty restaurants and twenty-five retailers and salons.
Parking is free in the Tyndall Garage after 4 PM on Bear Down Fridays with a merchant validation. The Garage entrance is located at 4th Street & Euclid Ave.