Thursday night is the last and arguably biggest game of the regular season for the Cincinnati football team as the Bearcats play host to rival Louisville, and the university is spicing things up with a unique giveaway.
The first 5,000 fans to enter Nippert Stadium will somewhat literally receive a piece of the rivalry as the university plans to give away a replica of what the Bearcats and Cardinals are playing for – the Keg of Nails.
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Here is the full release from the UC sports information department:
The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics and Quote Guardian are pleased to announce a special Keg of Nails giveaway for the first 5,000 fans entering Nippert Stadium for Thursday night’s game. To commemorate this historic rivalry, Quote Guardian is proud to partner with the Bearcats to offer a replica Keg of Nails.
“The Keg of Nails rivalry is one that I’ve heard about for a long time”, said Tommy Tuberville, Bearcats Football Head Coach. “It is an important game for our student-athletes, our coaches, our fans, and our city.”
“Quote Guardian is proud to be a part of this special Keg of Nails promotion with UC Athletics. This is a great rivalry, and we are honored to be part of it with our sponsorship”, according to Matt Tomlin, CEO of Quote Guardian.
Gates to Nippert Stadium will open at 6:00pm. The first 5,000 fans who enter Nippert Stadium on Thursday night will receive a wristband that equates to one replica Keg of Nails. Beginning at the start of the fourth quarter, fans will be able to collect their Keg of Nails on Sheakley Lawn, located between Marge Schott Stadium (baseball stadium) and Nippert Stadium. Only those fans with wristbands are able to claim a limited edition Keg of Nails so there is no need to exit Nippert Stadium before the end of the game. Fans are encouraged to stay until the end of the game and then proceed to Sheakley Lawn to claim their giveaway, provided they have a wristband.