PROVO, Utah — BYU Athletics will conduct six FanFest events presented by Sprint this spring taking place from Arizona to California to Hawaii and in Utah.
Cougar FanFest gets underway with the first event this Saturday, April 23, in Mesa, Arizona. Saturday's FanFest begins at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Park located across the street from the LDS Church Mesa Arizona Temple.
The annual Cougar FanFest events are similar to Cougar Kickoff held in Provo each year in August. Cougar Nation will have the opportunity to interact with coaches and student-athletes, including getting autographs and taking photos, while also enjoying other games and festivities such as face painting, inflatables, team posters and other BYU prizes.
Ticket information, BYU fan merchandise and food concessions will also be available.
BYU athletes and coaches, including Kalani Sitake and the new football staff, will be on hand along with Cosmo to meet and greet fans this weekend in Arizona. Coach Sitake and receivers coach Ben Cahoon will also particiate in a fireside this weekend in Arizona. The fireside takes place the following day, Sunday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Community College LDS Institute located at 1310 S. Dobson Road in Mesa.
Coach Sitake and the football program will conduct a series of firesides across the country during the offseason, including several firesides in conjuction with FanFest events in Mesa, Irvine and Laie. Additional firesides are planned in East Lansing, Michigan, Montgomery Ohio, Washington D.C., Eagle, Idaho and Sandy, Utah (note: Utah and Idaho locations were updated after original announcement). Specific information on firesides will be announced at a later date.
Details regarding the Cougar FanFest events are included in the list below and will be updated as additional information becomes available.
Saturday, April 23
11 am – 2 pm
526 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85203
Saturday, May 7
3574 Vineyard Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566
West Valley City, Utah
Wednesday, May 11
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, UT 84119
Thursday, May 12
3195 N. Ashton Blvd., Lehi, UT 84043
Saturday, May 21
Mike Ward Community Park
20 Lake Road, Irvine, CA 92604
Saturday, June 4
To see the latest pictures from FanFest, click here.