Courtesy of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Athletics:
Joshua Darling 256-372-4005
The football game featuring the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions against the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs will be played at Simmons Bank Field in Pine Bluff on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3:00PM. All tickets purchased to the St. Louis HBCU River City Classic, including those through Ticketmaster, will be honored at Golden Lions Stadium entrance gates. Those who purchased their tickets through UAPB’s ticket office for the Classic and want a refund will be refunded.
Those who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster and want a refund must contact Ticketmaster.
Director of Athletics Chris Robinson said based on unfulfilled contractual obligations by the organizers of the St. Louis Classic, both schools were left with serious uncertainty about the game’s venue, transportation, housing accommodations and whether other agreed-upon expenses would be covered. UAPB determined it was not in the best interest of the university to incur additional expenses to travel to and lodge in St. Louis.
“We are thankful to our university administration and athletics department staff for quickly pivoting to ensure we are able to host Alabama A&M so that fans can still see this matchup between the football teams and experience our band and the excitement of our cheer squads,” AD Robinson said. “We were excited about taking our team, band, cheer squads and fans to St. Louis and hope that we’re able to do so in the near future.”
“Although we are disappointed at not being able to participate in the St. Louis HBCU River City Classic, we are excited to be back on the campus at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said Alabama A&M Director of Athletics, Paul Bryant.”
Tickets can be purchased online and information about the game can be found at uapblionsroar.com.